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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r588061 - in /apr/apr/trunk/include: apr.h.in apr.hnw apr.hw
Date Mon, 29 Oct 2007 20:27:34 GMT

On Oct 29, 2007, at 2:59 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Joe Orton wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 10:28:24PM -0000, William Rowe wrote:
>>> Author: wrowe
>>> Date: Wed Oct 24 15:28:18 2007
>>> New Revision: 588061
>>>
>>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=588061&view=rev
>>> Log:
>>> Perhaps smaller than long, perhaps larger than long,
>>> let's let ~ bit flipping work this out for us.
>> I don't suppose it is possible that any platform exists with a  
>> signed size_t?
>
> That would violate K&R all the way through POSIX 99 C, so it's an  
> edge case
> we should simply ignore.  ssize_t is a little more modern, but  
> still almost
> 20 years old.
>

IIRC, size_t started with ANSI... IN K&R, there was no real
size_t; sizeof() returned, basically, an "integer constant",
and stdlib.h was an ANSI addition...


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