errno.h - EILSEQ

Dave Trollope
Sat Apr 6 14:31:00 GMT 2002

Hi Chris,

Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 10:01:36PM -0600, Dave Trollope wrote:
> >Since it exists on Linux and Solaris, I figured that this was new to
> >Cygwin and its applications.  The question is, for what was it
> >introduced to both Linux and Solaris, and shouldn't it be introduced to
> >Cygwin?
> That's rarely the question.
> The question is "Who's going to do the work to get it into Cygwin?"

That was my next question if the answer to the first was yes.

I would willingly create a patch myself, but I don't currently understand
what this error code is for, I was hoping someone would know.

> The way to get something into Cygwin is to send a patch.
> Hopefully, you'd implement both the errno and the code for detecting it,
> whereever it exists.  Otherwise, as Corinna indicates, there is no
> reason for the errno.  If some code is expecting it, without making it
> conditional, you could easily make a case that THAT code is in error
> since it's frightfully simple to check for this type of thing.

I agree, but since I don't know what it means it would be unwise to just
throw it in.


> cgf
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