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

Christo Crause christo.crause at gmail.com
Wed May 13 09:38:50 CEST 2020

On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 9:31 AM Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org>

> 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'.

Apologies, I should probably only comment if I followed all the details of
the discussion...
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