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Re: size of (foo) bug (no patch, it's too hard)

From: Peter Seebach
Subject: Re: size of (foo) bug (no patch, it's too hard)
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 23:33:13 -0500

In message <address@hidden>, Russ Allbery writes:
>Peter Seebach <address@hidden> writes:
>> There's two bugs here, one probably easy to fix, one probably hard to
>> fix.

>Which version of Autoconf are you working from?  As near as I can tell,
>Autoconf hasn't used this method to check sizes in quite some time.  It
>uses an interesting hack to test sizes when cross-compiling where it asks
>boolean questions about the size of variables by converting the questions
>to code that will be semantically invalid (and hence rejected by the
>compiler) if the answer to the question is false.

Oh!  This may be old; it's in pdksh-5.2.14... Yow!  autoconf version 2.12.

I may be WAAAYYY out of date, then.  Sorry!

Sounds like a very clever hack.


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