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I used to set timeout on socket with the following code:

my $timeout = pack( 'L!L!', $seconds, 0 ); defined $socket->sockopt( SO_RCVTIMEO, $timeout ) or die "Couldn't set timeout: $!";

And it worked just fine till they released NetBSD 6.0. It uses 64-bit time_t on all architectures, so I'm getting failures from cpan testers for NetBSD 6.0 on i386. Now I'm looking for a new elegant way to pack timeval. I can easily do it in C:

use 5.010; use strict; use warnings; use Inline C => 'DATA'; my $timeval = pack_timeval(2,0); __DATA__ __C__ SV* pack_timeval(time_t tv_sec, long tv_usec) { struct timeval tv; tv.tv_sec = tv_sec; tv.tv_usec = tv_usec; return newSVpv((char *) &tv, sizeof(struct timeval)); }
But I don't see any way to get size of time_t using pure Perl, it seems Config doesn't provide this parameter.

In reply to Packing struct timeval by zwon

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