The big winsock patch

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Tue Oct 23 18:44:45 CDT 2001

Francois Gouget <fgouget at> writes:

>    Make winsock.h and winsock2.h independent from the Unix headers
>    Make them compatible with both the Unix C headers and the MSVCRT
> headers
>    Ensure compatibility with the Unix headers via the USE_WS_PREFIX macro
>    Add WINE_NOWINSOCK: prevents winsock.h from being included
> from windows.h when defined
>    Add ws2tcpip.h, move definitions to the right header

I don't like the WS_API preprocessor abuse. It would be much better to
declare function prototypes and typedefs explicitly, even if it
requires a bit more typing. Your solution makes it hard to find out
what gets defined when, and will break tools that extract information
from header files.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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