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Re: Planning for 2.18?

On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 9:06 AM, Nick Jones <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 9:30 PM, Carlos O'Donell <> wrote:
>>> Community,
>>> I encourage everyone to step in and talk about what they
>>> want to see in 2.18 and how we might accomplish it.
> Could this include extending or adjusting glibc
> functionality?
> I know this is going out on a limb, but what about
> implementing properly asynchronous variants of
> getaddrinfo and getnameinfo?
> No threads or signals, instead they provide interfaces
> for retrieving file descriptor events for socket fds to the
> caller for external polling and provide interfaces for
> continuation.
> What is the likelihood of this idea even getting off the
> ground?

I don't know what the coders think, but I would love to see such
extensions added.  When looking into L10n of commonly used strings
(countryname, etc.) and what might be possible to pull from the
locales, I was very surprised to learn that the calls were largely
limited to the date information.

+1 from a localizer


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