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Re: AC_CHECK_SIZEOF fails with minGW

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: AC_CHECK_SIZEOF fails with minGW
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:39:36 -0800
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On 01/26/2012 05:46 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> as a higher level response, i don't see why AC_CHECK_SIZEOF in your example 
> is 
> attempting to execute code at all.  the latest autoconf is much much nicer 
> and 
> can deduce type sizes purely based on compile tests.

It can, but AC_CHECK_SIZEOF prefers runtime tests when not cross-compiling,
as that's faster (no need for a binary search).

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