[gpm] socklen_t handling

Enrico Weigelt weigelt@metux.de
Tue Jun 3 00:49:55 CEST 2008

* Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org> wrote:

> i dont see how you could make a check that would automatically stay 
> conformant to a standard ?  if the system does not define socklen_t, 
> then there is no way for us to know what an appropriate size is.  
> we have to default to what the standard says.

No (IMHO), if this type is missing, the target has no sane
BSD-socket interface -> fail would be the right answer.

BTW: I'm currently developing an package which provides pkg-config
descriptors for base libraries. Platform specific workarounds then
should *only* live here. 


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