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Re: glibc error reporting (was: httpfs, tarfs --help)

Bob Ham <node@users.sourceforge.net> writes:

> Just out of interest, are there any plans for glibc to have the facility
> to report translator-specific error texts?  Not sure how that would
> work; I suppose you would have another errno variable which translators
> could set and then have a strerror-like function that each translator
> implements?  Would that be an addition to the file protocol?  I haven't
> gotten into any guts proper yet so I'm not sure how translators go about
> being translators.

It's been thought about.  I don't know what the libc method would be,
but the Hurd-level method would involve some kind of extention to the

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