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SubjectRe: test13-pre5
Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.4.10.10012301422310.581-100000@cassiopeia.home>
By author: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
In newsgroup:
> What about defining new types for this? Like e.g. `x8', being `u8' on platforms
> were that's OK, and `u32' on platforms where that's more efficient?

You may just want to look at how C99 handles this using <stdint.h>;
stdint.h defines types of the following format:

int, uint ... signed/unsigned

<size> ... exact size
_least<size> ... no smaller than
_fast<size> ... no smaller than, and efficient


E.g. uint32_t, int_least64_t, uint_fast8_t (the latter could easily be
a 32-bit type, for eaxmple.)

In addition, constructor macros are defined, as well as (u)intmax_t
and (u)intptr_t; which are defined as the largest
possible integer and an integer large enough to hold a (void *),

In other words:

(void *)(uintptr_t)(void *)foo == (void *)foo


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