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Re: CURLcode_strerror

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 20:21:52 +0100 (CET)

On Sat, 28 Feb 2004, Peter Miller wrote:

> However, I missed the absence of a strerror(3) equivalent, and wrote one for
> use within Aegis. The problem is that it keeps going stale as more values
> are added to the CURLcode enum. So I thought I'd contribute the code to
> cURL, and when the authors extend the enum, they can extend the function.

Why is a strerror() equivalent better than simply using the
CURLOPT_ERRORBUFFER option? The latter is even more than simply a translation
of the error code, it can also provide additional info from the particular
situaion that caused the problem this time.

    Daniel Stenberg -- --
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Received on 2004-02-29