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Re: [PATCH 0/3] yacc: compute the best type for the state number

From: Hans Åberg
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] yacc: compute the best type for the state number
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2019 10:34:53 +0200

> On 26 Oct 2019, at 09:05, Akim Demaille <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Le 25 oct. 2019 à 18:13, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> a écrit :
>> On 10/25/19 7:15 AM, Théophile Ranquet wrote:
>>> This sounds interesting and I would love reading what people have to
>>> say about this. However, I have failed at finding any such discussion
>>> or source. Could you perhaps share a few pointers?
>> I don't know of a good central email thread about this, but here's a style 
>> guideline:
>> https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/elisp/C-Integer-Types.html
> About C++, this page has a good summary of the trend, which is "run away from 
> unsigned".
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18795453/why-prefer-signed-over-unsigned-in-c
> This talk is about undefined behavior, and why it's good to have some (in 
> particular because, as Paul already reported, this allows tools such as 
> sanitizers to catch these errors).
> https://youtu.be/yG1OZ69H_-o

Undefined behavior also allows modern optimization, so it is important to stick 
to the lang specs, see:


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