[PATCH] Fix type inconsistencies in stdint.h

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Tue Apr 7 15:08:00 GMT 2009


On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 10:57:02AM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> I don't entirely understand when people think it's ok to make sweeping
>> changes for 1.7 and when they think we need to be conservative.
>
>MHO is that 1.7+gcc4 is already such a sweeping change (e.g.
>"conservative" left the building sometime last year), that if we DO plan
>on any more such sweeping changes before cygwin2.dll it's better to do
>'em now.
>
>OTOH, if we DON'T actually plan on any more such changes, then there's
>no reason to make changes gratuitously, no matter how Just Mean We Are.
>
>> I think it is very regrettable that Cygwin doesn't have the same int
>> types as linux and it would be interesting to see how much would be
>> broken by changing these types.
>
>"Interesting" in the sense of the old Chinese curse [*], I assume?

Or as in the "WJM" aforementioned sense.

cgf



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