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authorSamuel Thibault <>2008-06-05 02:44:14 +0100
committerSamuel Thibault <>2008-06-05 02:44:14 +0100
commit775228a56db6f28b2d4a91b7a9513b7508fe8a2a (patch)
treef4ee450e658a826faa1401013cafd20c28cbed7f /unsorted
parent45f514ebe8f27d68ee6c804b196421165418011d (diff)
add error_t, E* and C++ issue
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diff --git a/unsorted/PortingIssues.mdwn b/unsorted/PortingIssues.mdwn
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@@ -133,6 +133,17 @@ You can for example look in the latest coreutils (the above is a simplified vers
Of course, if you don't care about broken systems (like MS-DOG) not supporting `strerror()` you can just replace `sys_errlist[]` directly (upstream might not accept your patch, but debian should have no problem)
+## <a name="C++_error_t"> C++, `error_t` and `E*` </a>
+On the Hurd, `error_t` is an enumeration of the `E*` constants. However, C++
+does not like `E*` integer macros being directly assigned to that enumeration. In short, replace
+ error_t err = EINTR;
+ error_t err = error_t(EINTR);
## <a name="Filenames_ending_in_a_slash_"> Filenames ending in a slash \`/' </a>
Those are evil if they don't exist and you want to name a directory this way. For example, `mkdir foobar/` will not work on GNU. This is POSIX compatible. POSIX says that the path of a directory may have slashes appended to it. But the directory does not exist yet, so the path does not refer to a directory, and hence trailing slashes are not guaranteed to work. Just drop the slashes, and you're fine.