Fri Mar 13 14:51:00 GMT 2009
On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 06:10:48AM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> This is very Linux device specific and this never occurs on Cygwin.
>> What about just defining this error code to some arbitrary value like
>> #ifdef __CYGWIN__
>> #define ESTRPIPE 9999
> I like it. If there are any other errno constants supported by Linux but
> not Cygwin, you could also define them with the same value. It would
> effectively be the "this never happens" value.
I'm not sure that you got this but I think Corinna was suggesting that
this should be defined in the code in question rather than in Cygwin
I don't have a problem defining unique errnos that currently never
happen if it makes Cygwin more compatible with Linux. I just think that
the value should be marked as
/* Linux compatibility: this currently can never happen */
Yaakov's intent was to reduce the amount of special casing required when
porting to Cygwin to remove the need to do #ifdef __CYGWIN__'s. I think
he knows that he could have ifdef'ed this since I suspect that he's had
to do that many times in the past.
Defining a unique value means that, if we do decide at some point to add
functionality which utilizes that errno the will be no need to recompile
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