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Re: New patch for server sockets and datagram (UDP) support.

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: New patch for server sockets and datagram (UDP) support.
Date: 13 Mar 2002 16:12:24 +0100
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     > The following special call returns t iff a given KEY VALUE
>     > pair is supported on this system:
>     >   (make-network-process :feature KEY VALUE)  */)
>     Hmm... this looks a bit strange.  Can you give some examples?
>     Especially, what do you supply as VALUE?
> That usage seems like a kludge to me.  What exactly is it trying to
> solve?  Would it work to simply try this combination of args, catch
> the error that you get if it isn't supported, and try another method?

Well, there are many combinations of things that may or may not work.
This provides a simple way to check in advance whether a given
feature is _supposed_ to work on this system.  If it then fails,
something more fundamental is wrong.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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