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Re: Problems with the url package on w32?

From: Magnus Henoch
Subject: Re: Problems with the url package on w32?
Date: Sun, 03 Dec 2006 19:25:34 +0100
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     > 1. Make non-blocking connections work on Windows.
>     > 2. Make (featurep 'make-network-process '(:nowait t)) return nil on
>     >    Windows.
>     > 3. Document that make-network-process returns nil if it fails to
>     >    create a non-blocking socket.
>     > 4. Make make-network-socket do a blocking connect if a non-blocking
>     >    connect fails, and document that.
> Why not make it signal an error if it can't do what was requested?

Hm... that might work.  IMO it should be easy for a program to find
out what happened (non-blocking connect doesn't work in this case), so
it can perform a certain remedy (doing a blocking connect instead).  A
specific error "nowait-not-supported" could be the solution.


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