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Re: proposed simplification rewrite of stdint module

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: proposed simplification rewrite of stdint module
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 16:48:47 -0700
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Ben Pfaff <address@hidden> writes:

> I don't know whether it really matters in practice, but C99 says
> that these types are typedefs, not macros.

Yes, that's a disadvantage of the new approach.  However, it's common
practice with Autoconf to use #define in this case, so we have a lot
of experience with that sort of thing.  In theory the #define's would
break a conforming program that expected a preprocessor expression
like "defined intmax_t" to return false, but this sort of thing isn't
worth worrying about in practice.

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