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Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:17:34 -0600
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On 10/05/2012 10:06 AM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Chet Ramey <address@hidden> writes:
>> Why would you say there's a restriction against using casts or sizeof in
>> a macro like this?
> Because it must expand to a valid preprocessor expression.
Sizes of integer types <limits.h>
1. The values given below shall be replaced by constant expressions
suitable for use in #if preprocessing directives. Moreover, except for
CHAR_BIT and MB_LEN_MAX, the following shall be replaced by expressions
that have the same type as would an expression that is an object of the
corresponding type converted according to the integer promotions.
<stdint.h> and <limits.h> are the two main headers that are this
explicit about various macros being suitable for use in preprocessor
arithmetic, and preprocessor arithmetic cannot use casts or sizeof.
Eric Blake address@hidden +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org
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