[fpc-pascal] Return value of StrToHostAddr and StrToHostAddr6 in sockets unit

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed May 13 09:31:04 CEST 2020

On Wed, 13 May 2020, Christo Crause via fpc-pascal wrote:

> On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 11:11 PM Noel Duffy via fpc-pascal <
> fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org> wrote:
>> Sure, I can do that. I will look at creating a patch for this. For your
>> purposes, do you prefer to have a new bug in the bug tracker opened for
>> tracking this change?
> If your patch is related to an existing open bug report then keep updates,
> discussions etc. under the same report, else the information gets
> fragmented. A reporter cannot delete his/her own old patches, so just
> append a version number to a new patch, if the patch completely replace a
> previous patch, and mention the changes/updates in a comment. In your case
> something like StrToHostAddr6-v2.patch for an updated patch.

That is correct if you want to fix a wrong patch.

But not what you should do for this case, because there are 2
issues: fix existing api, and extend the existing api (a refactor).

So: separate reports, and if so desired add a link in 'related to'.


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