[Ffmpeg-devel] network include files for MinGW

Ramiro Polla angustia
Wed Jan 24 22:27:47 CET 2007

Fran?ois Revol wrote:
>> ramiro at lisha.ufsc.br writes:
>>> Hello,
>>> MinGW doesn't have some include files used in networking such as 
>>> arpa/inet.h.
>>> What's the preferable way of going around this?
>>> - #ifdef in each file with these includes
>>> - make a network.h file with the #ifdefs inside it, and every 
>>> network file
>>> should include it
>>> - make configure generate dummy include files for MinGW builds
>> I prefer option #2.  The fewer #ifdefs, the better.
> I actually removed the #ifdefs __BEOS__ for arpa/inet.h just a week ago 
> :D
> What I thought about instead was to have fake headers instead. For BeOS 
> only arpa/inet.h is missing (and only for R5 actually), so it wouldn't 
> be too hard.
> How many are missing for MinGW ?


> What we could do is have a platform/ folder (or support/ or compat/ or 
> whatever) with folders for platforms needing headers.
> For ex:
> platform/beosr5/arpa/inet.h
> platform/mingw/arpa/inet.h
> platform/mingw/whatever.h
> and configure would just add -Iplatform/$platform/ to CFLAGS.
I kind of did this, but had configure touch the missing files. Then I 
thought it would probably be rejected...

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