Re: Re:Win32: WS2 dependency?

From: Hubert Figuiere (
Date: Mon Jul 01 2002 - 02:18:10 EDT

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    On Thu, 2002-06-27 at 19:52, Mike Nordell wrote:
    > Kenneth J.Davis wrote:
    > > Within the Head branch there is optionally support to download dictionary
    > > hash files. This support is either compiled in or not, but if it is, the
    > > library used to perform the download makes use of the WS2 lib. I am
    > > uncertain whether libcurl can be linked with winsock 1 (and still work)
    > > as the official source links with the winsock 2 library.
    > I really, really, dubt that libcurl uses anything WS2 specific. Actually,
    > I'd be really surprised if they did (so far I've seen exactly _zero_
    > applications/libraries that use anything WS2 specific - just plain socket
    > handling that the "old" winsock handles "just fine"). From your explaination
    > it seems to be an oversight on their behalf.

    One of the main keypoint of using WS2 is to be able to use socket handle
    like file handle..... WinSock 1 is unable to do so. That really helps
    porting UNIX porgram to Windows.


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