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bug#18592: FFI should have portable access to ‘errno’

From: Chaos Eternal
Subject: bug#18592: FFI should have portable access to ‘errno’
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016 10:24:35 +0800

On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 3:14 AM, Nala Ginrut <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Mark!
> Thanks for all the advices.
> Here's the new patch according to your advices.
> Include:
> 1. Added new procedure pointer->procedure-with-errno with
> #:return-errno?
> Question: Should we make #:return-errno? true in default? This would
> make the name *-with-errno more reasonable. At present, it's false in
> default.

I suggest that if we have this new procedure, we don't need keyword
option "#:return-errno?" since the procedure name itself implies it.
Also if old behavior is needed, the old procedure pointer->procedure
still can be employed.

> 2. Used scm_cons2
> 3. Store errno to a local var after ffi_call immediately.
> 4. Set errno=0 only when #:return-errno? is true.
> 5. Merged all modifications into one patch.
> Comments please.
> Best regards.

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