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From Greg Stein <>
Subject off_t format code (was: Re: cvs commit: ...)
Date Mon, 12 Jun 2000 19:15:31 GMT
On Mon, Jun 12, 2000 at 12:08:59PM -0700, wrote:
> > We can enable "warnings are errors" in GCC, then try to compile a test
> > fragment. If the "%d" and off_t sizes are wrong, then we get an error.
> > 
> > Of course, this will be specific to GCC, so there would need to be
> > mechanisms for other compilers (most compilers have a similar flag), or we
> > would need to use the hints.m4 file to patch up the resulting value.
> > 
> > How's that sound?
> -0 for the test compile.  This would be ugly autoconf code, so I dislike
> it.

Euh... autoconf does this all over the place :-) Not sure how this one is

> +1 for the hints.m4 file.  I can do this this afternoon unless
> somebody else wants to do it before I get to it.

Well, this would work, but it is hard-coding the stuff. I'd much prefer
automatic configuration. Also... at the moment, hints.m4 is based on the
platform, while this format thing will be based on the compiler.


Greg Stein,

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