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[Bug-gnulib] Re: GNULib Module nanosleep Breaks CVS Build On Windows

From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: [Bug-gnulib] Re: GNULib Module nanosleep Breaks CVS Build On Windows
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 09:05:27 -0400
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Incidentally, Conrad informed me a few moments ago that there isn't a
usleep on Windows - CVS had a replacement usleep tucked away in its
Windows directory which used a native "Sleep()" function that would
sleep at millisecond resolution.  Since the Windows select() function
available via <winsock.h> has microsecond resolution, that is probably


Conrad T. Pino wrote:

>Hi All,
>Derek Price of the CVS Project http://www.cvshome.org/
>recently pulled GNULib updates into CVS source tree and
>our Windows build using Visual Studio C++ 6.0 tool set
>broke.  This is what we know so far:
>and Derek's feedback follows:
>>From: Derek Robert Price [mailto:address@hidden
>>Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 17:07
>>To: Conrad T. Pino
>>Cc: Bug CVS; Dennis Jones
>>Subject: Re: Windows Build Killer: lib/nanosleep.c
>>>Function "nanosleep" references can be fixed in compile
>>>and link with a combination of
>>>A. "#include <winsock.h>" in "lib/nanosleep.c" file,
>>Hrm.  It's probably worth running this one by the GNULIB folks.
>>Sometimes for a single prototype they will choose to just declare it
>>themselves in the source file.
>>I might opt to fix nanosleep to honor HAVE_USLEEP instead and use a
>>system usleep when one can be found.  Since we were previously
>>defining HAVE_USLEEP in windows-NT/config.h, I would assume that
>>Windows has one.  You should run that by the GNULIB folks too.
>>>B. "#define nanosleep rpl_nanosleep" in "config.h" file.
>>This should be fine.
>Best regards,
>Conrad Pino

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