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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: length types
Date Tue, 23 Dec 1997 14:15:49 GMT
Alexei Kosut wrote:
> Hmm.
> Here's a question: I've been going over the Apache API, writing up a
> definitive account of my ideas for Apache 2.0. I noticed that, for the
> most part, we use the type long when referring to "big" numbers, e.g. file
> lengths. Does anyone have an opinion on whether we should make an effort
> to use size_t, ssize_t, off_t, etc... instead, in the API functions?

Well, I think that ANSI defines that long must be at
least 2147483647.

Do we need anything bigger? unsigned long "doubles" that.

      Jim Jagielski            |       jaguNET Access Services           |
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