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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Proper reporting of Win32 errors
Date Mon, 01 Dec 1997 17:23:22 GMT
Martin Kraemer wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 01, 1997 at 10:47:00AM +0000, Paul Sutton wrote:
> > The patch below updates aplog_error() to enable generic logging of
> > Win32 errors to the same place as other errors. It adds a new flag,
> Generally, I'm +1 on this change. After what I've seen from the
> Win32 SDK, I see no alternative than to flag each situation where
> GetLastError() returns a valid value; there seems to be no "general"
> case for error reporting. Even worse, WinSock "system" calls
> apparently need a call to WSAGetLastError() instead of
> GetLastError() to query the error number, don't we need an extra bit
> for these as well (or is WSAGetLastError() and GetLastError()
> equivalent)?

WSAGetLastError() and GetLastError() are not equivalent. I proved this
to myself when debugging the 16k problem...

That said, Unix is not blameless in this area (cf. errno versus herrno).



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