[SDL] New MinGW32 makefile
benles at locl.net
Sat Apr 29 14:56:38 PDT 2000
Quoting Mattias Engdegård <f91-men at nada.kth.se>:
For the thread safe, we could use a Mutex, isn' it?
About the error case, I prefer it to return me a string
with the name of the host that it hasn't resolved.
> >/* Resolve an ip address to a host name in canonical form.
> > If the ip couldn't be resolved, this function returns NULL,
> > otherwise a pointer to a static buffer containing the hostname
> > is returned. Note that this function is not thread-safe.
> No, you return a malloc (leaking memory) if the reverse lookup fail.
> Better return a pointer to static storage.
> It would be handy to have a thread-safe or (better) asynch version
> of this call, since that is tricky to do portably. If the platform
> supports getXbyY_r(), you can have it thread safe and run the lookup
> in a thread; otherwise, the usual procedure is to fork and pass the
> result in a pipe.
> (Why doesn't POSIX have an asynch DNS lookups? Even Windows and
> do that!)
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