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Re: fixing Sys::Hostname

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Dan Sugalski
February 7, 2000 14:48
Re: fixing Sys::Hostname
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At 02:42 PM 2/7/00 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
>Ilya Zakharevich <> writes:
> > But what will it return?  What *is* a host name?
>How about returning the result of gethostname in libc or throwing an
>exception if gethostname isn't implemented on that platform, just like
>symlink and the other core functions that aren't available on some OSes?
>And then if the VMS and Windows ports want to add their own native
>implementations (assuming they don't have gethostname), they can.

It's not a problem for VMS. Five minutes work to get the test in to be 
sure--all I need to know is the name of the symbol. (I presume 
d_gethostname, but...)


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