[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[bug-diffutils] bug#24311: bug#24311: bug#24311: [PATCH] maint: accommod

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: [bug-diffutils] bug#24311: bug#24311: bug#24311: [PATCH] maint: accommodate LP64 systems
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:55:43 -0700
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/45.2.0

Peter Rosin wrote:

better patch might be a configure check to see
if %td works, with machinery to set printint/pI to ptrdiff_t/"t" if it does and
fall back to long int/"l" if it doesn't.

That'd be more work to develop and would be more likely to go wrong and would slow down 'configure'. I installed the attached patch instead.

My main beef with the GCS on this issue is that it suggests that maintainers
should not spend any time at all on this issue, as if that would be contrary
to some other goal.

It sucks away resources that could be used to support more-important goals. We've already spent more time on Bug#24311 than the problem was worth. Maintainers should not expend any significant time going down this rabbit hole.

Attachment: 0001-diff-don-t-assume-ptrdiff_t-long-long-int.patch
Description: Text Data

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]