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Re: CVS, Cygwin and 'long long'

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: CVS, Cygwin and 'long long'
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 15:27:51 -0400
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Incidentally, I just compiled the tip of the trunk under Cygwin.  I
had to add an include file for ULONG_MAX (I've installed the change),
but other than that, I had no problems.  I'm working on running `make
check' now.



Derek R. Price wrote:
> Jim Hyslop wrote:
>>> Currently, the function strto_file_size in src/client.c in the
>>> trunk revision calls strtoimax.
> Actually, it calls strtoumax.
>>> This causes problems with the Windows build, trying to use a
>>> 'long long' declaration. Does anyone see any problems with
>>> reverting the call to strtoul(), as it does in the 1.11 branch?
> I doubt reverting this would cause immediate problems, but can we
> try to diagnose the current problem completely first?  The GNULIB
> replacement strto{i,u}max module should not be using long long if
> long long is broken (it should degrade gracefully to using long)
> and, if the replacement module is not being used, then Cygwin
> should not be defining values for uintmax_t and strtoumax() that
> don't work according to POSIX standards
> There is also a reasonably solid argument for using strtoumax here,
> if possible, since differing platforms may not agree on what the
> largest reasonable file size is and parsing correctly anything that
> looks like a number allows for slightly more graceful failure
> cases.
> Regards,
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