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[bug-gnulib] Re: stdint_.h update

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: [bug-gnulib] Re: stdint_.h update
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 16:50:25 +0200
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Eric Blake wrote:
> > NEED_SIGNED_INT_TYPES is only needed for Cygwin (so far). Let's correct
> > this when we stumble acess a system that has the same problem and uses
> > the MSVC compiler.
> Which cygwin bug is this?  Let's get it fixed in cygwin, rather than
> having to work around it.

The NEED_SIGNED_INT_TYPES is needed because at some versions of cygwin have/had
no <stdint.h> but defined half of the types in <sys/types.h>.

> And if the bug was in an earlier version
> of cygwin, I think gnulib can safely ignore that; there are a number of
> bugs in older cygwin versions that are simply not worth working around.

I try to support at least older versions up to ca. 3 years old, so that I
don't get too many failure reports from people who installed their system
2 or 3 years ago. "3 years" is related to the average lifetime of a PC.


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