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Re: gethostname max len

From: Kevin Ryde
Subject: Re: gethostname max len
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 11:02:55 +1000
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Wolfgang Jaehrling <address@hidden> writes:
> Which is what Guile probably also should do, otherwise it won't work
> correctly on the GNU system, which has no limit on the length of host
> names;

Oh, is that how the -1 is to be understood?  Nosing around the glibc
sources it looked only like it didn't have an implementation for

> the current code that checks for ENAMETOOLONG looks quite
> GNU/Linux-specific.

Yep.  (I'm not proposing to change that, only to get a better first
size for the buffer.)

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