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Re: [Hurd] error_t, E*, and c++

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: [Hurd] error_t, E*, and c++
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 10:39:45 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

Roland McGrath, le Mon 26 May 2008 20:01:17 -0700, a écrit :
> (The error_t usage being broken in C++ is at least not a silent change
> or breakage of something that already works.)

True for us, but it does work on e.g. Linux since error_t is typedefed
to int there :/

> It may also be a problem in some other C++ way I'm not aware of off
> hand, for the type of EFOO not to be int.
> I'm open to suggestions.  But I think we might just have to live with
> C++ using (error_t) EFOO, or else supply a C++ <errno> or whatever where
> there is explicitly no expectation of int-valued or cpp-usable values,
> if people would actually use that.

Ok, so that means we have to raise the issue at the C++ language level :/


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