[vlc-devel] [PATCH] configure: Make the dirfd(3) check more portable

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Sun Mar 18 17:16:07 CET 2018

Le keskiviikkona 14. maaliskuuta 2018, 7.46.15 EET Kamil Rytarowski a écrit :
> Current POSIX specifies that dirfd(3) shall be a function and optionally
> a macro.
> NetBSD uses traditionally a macro, without a function.

That's a NetBSD bug, and there are no excuses not to fix it.

Besides, VLC already supports the case that dirfd() is a (only) functional 
macro just fine. When that happens compat/dirfd.c will provide a function to 
wrap the macro.


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