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Re: MS-Windows build broken in Fmake_network_process

From: Helmut Eller
Subject: Re: MS-Windows build broken in Fmake_network_process
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 22:14:09 +0100
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* Eli Zaretskii [2010-03-26 21:05+0100] writes:

>> From: Helmut Eller <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 19:17:41 +0100
>> >> >                 /* getsockopt(,,SO_ERROR,,) is said to hang on some 
>> >> > systems.
>> >> >                    So only use it on systems where it is known to work. 
>> >> >  */
>> >> 
>> >> Have you test case to reproduce it?
>> >
>> > No.  And I don't know enough about this issue to work on the problem,
>> > even if I did.
>> Then link in getsockopt.  That's the most direct solution.
> Solution for what?  

The problem that you apparently can't compile it on Windows.

> The previous code had no problems on Windows.  The
> bug report that triggered the new code was deeply rooted in Posix
> behavior; the solution is Posix-centric code, and was never tested on
> Windows.  Why should it be run on Windows, 

Because Windows has the same BSD based socket API.

> and what ``problem'' will
> that solve?

a) that you can compile it b) that connect can be interrupted before the
connection is established.  If C-g or some other key is pressed during
connect this must be dealt with in some way.  Which the previous code
did not do correctly.


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