in reply to gethostbyname: What does $aliases look like?

An array of strings, I would suppose, like the system call.

Then again, Perl doesn't return an array when there's only one alias. Maybe it returns one at most?

$ perl -MData::Dumper -e'print Dumper $_ for (gethostbyname $ARGV[0])[ +0,1]' $VAR1 = ''; $VAR1 = '';

Update: They are space-joined. From pp_sys.c:


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Re^2: gethostbyname: What does $aliases look like?
by Skeeve (Parson) on Sep 14, 2009 at 07:12 UTC
    Thanks, ikegami