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Re: Dynamic loading progress

From: Philipp Stephani
Subject: Re: Dynamic loading progress
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:42:30 +0000

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> schrieb am Fr., 20. Nov. 2015 um 21:59 Uhr:
Philipp Stephani wrote:
> intmax_t could differ between compilers even on the
> same machine, which would silently break compatibility.

Doesn't sound very likely.

Maybe not likely, but not impossible.
  intmax_t is hardwired into the C library.  If
compilers disagree about its size, printf would stop working.

It would still be possible to link against different C libraries. (However, that would probably break in other places.)
incompatibility this extreme would require treating the different compilers like
we treat any other differences in platform: you need to recompile your module.

That might be true, though I'd like to wait for Daniel's assessment: as said, he felt quite strongly about not using intmax_t. 

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