gethostbyname_r

Gerrit P. Haase gerrit@familiehaase.de
Tue Oct 11 20:54:00 GMT 2005


Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 12:10:57PM -0400, Richard Campbell wrote:
> 
>>Brian Ford wrote:
>>
>>>There is almost no need for gethostbyname_r on Cygwin since its sole
>>>purpose is to create a thread safe interface.  In most all cases, Cygwin's
>>>gethostbyname is thread safe.
>>>
>>>http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2004-05/msg00202.html
>>
>>1) Resolving a numeric host is more common than whatever (all - "most 
>>all") is, IMO.
>>2) The difference between most all and all is usually horrible to track 
>>down.
> 
> 
> AFAIK, cygwin's gethostbyname is thread safe in all cases.

So it would be possible to add an alias gethostbyname_r == gethostbyname
to the list of exported functions?


Gerrit
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