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downgrading to bytes for common functions

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March 6, 2001 23:38
downgrading to bytes for common functions
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Nick recently added downgrading to bytes to gethostbyname and
gethostbyaddr, for Camel compliance.  I assume this means we should
do so everywhere; but most functions (every one I've checked) still
don't downgrade.  Am I on the right track?  (I'll put the pieces
together more carefully if I am.)


PS.  Would somebody tell me what magic makes Perl_sv_pvbyten in sv.c
work (ie, ensure byte representation)?  I notice that SvPVbyte uses
it #ifndef CRIPPLED_CC, but I can't see how (or whether) it

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