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Re: size_max: remove it?

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: size_max: remove it?
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 18:24:40 +0200
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Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:

> There is size_max, which does:
> # include <limits.h>
> #  include <stdint.h>
> # endif
> that doesn't seem compatible with the stdint.h module (I'm assuming
> that the stdint module doesn't define HAVE_STDINT_H).  So if there is
> no stdint.h, and limits.h doesn't define SIZE_MAX, this module doesn't
> work.
> Is there a reason to keep size_max?

Sorry, I didn't read size_max.m4 which seem to be doing some
interesting things.

Still, is there a reason the size_max.m4 magic shouldn't be merged
into the stdint module?

> The stdint module defines SIZE_MAX too, and appear to be more robust.
> Alternatively, I think the size_max.h should contain:
> #ifndef SIZE_MAX
> # define SIZE_MAX ((size_t)~(size_t)0)
> #endif
> too.
> address@hidden:~/src/gnulib$ grep size_max modules/*
> modules/gettext:m4/size_max.m4
> modules/size_max:m4/size_max.m4
> modules/size_max:lib/size_max.h
> modules/size_max:lib_SOURCES += size_max.h
> modules/size_max:#include "size_max.h"
> modules/xsize:size_max
> address@hidden:~/src/gnulib$

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