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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 16:56:33 +0100
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     We could rename the C-level function to, say, open-network-connection
>     and write lisp-level wrappers (in simple.el) around it like
>     open-network-stream, open-network-stream-nowait, 
> open-network-stream-server,
>     open-local-stream-nowait, open-local-stream, open-local-stream-server,
>     open-datagram-server, open-datagram-client,
>     etc. etc.  
> That is taking things to an absurd extreme.  We certainly do not want
> to define all these as separate functions--it would be cumbersome.

I agree.

> However, to have two or three convenience or compatibility functions
> for a few larger categories of cases could be a good idea.

In the patch I'll send out later today, only three such functions are


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

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