PATCH: Typo bugs in inet_res.erl?
Mon Oct 11 14:59:00 CEST 2004
Thanks! We will consider the patch for a future R10B release.
Fredrik Thulin <> writes:
> Because of problems resolving IPv6 addresses using inet:getaddrs() in
> R10B-0 (I'll try to find the problem some more before asking the list
> for help on this issue) I started looking at the various inet files.
> I noticed three functions (gethostbyaddr/2, gethostbyname/3 and
> getbyname/3) in inet_res.erl which might be passing the wrong argument
> to inet:stop_timer/1.
> inet:stop_timer/1 calls erlang:cancel_timer() on whatever is given as
> it's argument, unless the argument is 'false'.
> The three functions listed above all pass the Timeout instead of the
> Timer variable to inet:stop_timer/1. Since inet:start_timer/1 does not
> handle Timeout = false, it seems to me as if this cannot be intentional
> but the fact that inet:stop_timer/1 actually handles input 'false'
> makes me a bit uncertain...
Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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