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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: New compile warning this AM
Date Sat, 21 Mar 1998 02:05:49 GMT
On Fri, 20 Mar 1998, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:

> Marc Slemko wrote:
> > 
> > Uhuh.  And Dean says we should be telling printf the right type to use
> > instead of bogusly casting what we do have.  If we had a configuration
> > system that can know what type getpid() returns, then it is easy
> > to setup the right printf format strings for it.  This is useful
> > in general, not just for this.
> Yes, excellent.  But not for 1.3.  Can we put the cast in for 1.3, and
> make a note to fix this for 2.0?  Either in apache-2.0/STATUS or as a
> suspended PR, I don't care - but it should compile.
> We've always treated getpid() as returning an unsigned long, haven't
> we?  In which case the cast is changing nothing for the worse - so

No, we always treat it as whatever the heck we feel like at the moment,
often int which could be more bogus.

> let's put it in so the bloody software compiles warning-free until
> we can do it correctly.  We can get rid of the compilation warnings
> even if we can't stomp all the bugs; "ye have bugs with you always."

I shall die before I cast a pid to unsigned long on a platform where it
may not be valid!

> #ken	P-)}
> Ken Coar                    <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/>
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