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From Paul Sutton <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] PR#344: 64-bit cleanups
Date Sat, 19 Apr 1997 22:31:04 GMT
On Sat, 19 Apr 1997, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> The patch supplied in PR#344 looks good.  I've included it here.  It
> cleans up various pointer/int 64-bit issues.   +1

Um, I guess this is ok, but I'm slightly worried about the


construct. Could this cause a problem if there are any braindead systems
which don't use ANSI prototypes (i.e. if they prototype close as "int
close()", Apache'll try and pass a long leading to bad things, I think). 

Also can we guarantee it is safe to stick ints and longs into (void*)'s? 
Are there any 32-bit systems which define long to be 64 bits now, but
using 32-bit (void*)'s? 

If these things are taken care of in the C language specification, then
ok. But if not, I'd prefer not to risk breaking any existing systems
Apache currently works on (even obscure ones), at least until 1.2 is out
of here. 


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