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Re: [Info-mtools] mtools-pre-4.0.20.tar.gz

From: Alain Knaff
Subject: Re: [Info-mtools] mtools-pre-4.0.20.tar.gz
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2018 22:37:33 +0100
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On 18/11/2018 21:53, Chris Lamb wrote:
> Alain Knaff wrote:
>> # define STRTOTIME strtoll
>> #else
>> # define STRTOTIME strtol
>> #endif
> Could you explain why the conditional here?

if time_t doesn't fit into long and if we have strtoll, use strtoll,
otherwise use strtol.

 - the first part translates need. We want to use the more "exotic"
strtoll only if there is actual need.
 - the second part translates availability. We can only use strtoll if
it is available (although admittedly, a platform with 8 byte time_t
would likely also have strtoll. This is just a way of being "extra" careful)

I'm not really sure whether this is the explanation you are looking for,
or if you are after something else...

> Although actually… I was wondering if you could do so on the mtools
> list itself?  I am sure there are others who would be interested in
> the answer and, of course, others that might be able to provide
> other advice.

Cc'ed to the list.

> Best wishes,



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