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From Martin Sebor <>
Subject Re: migrating tr1 headers for c++0x
Date Thu, 29 May 2008 18:15:12 GMT
Travis Vitek wrote:
>> Martin Sebor wrote:
>> Travis Vitek wrote:
>>> I've run into a problem while migrating the cstdint/stdint.h 
>>> headers to their new home in the include/ansi directory for
>>> 4.3.x.
>>> [...]
>>> The problem is that the system /usr/include/stdint.h defines the
>>> appropriate types [int8_t, uint8_t, ...], but it only defines
>>> the limit macros [PTRDIFF_MAX, ...] if compiling as C or if 
>>> __STDC_LIMIT_MACROS is defined. So we get into the final block,
>>> include the system header, but none of the macros come through.
>>> At the very least this causes a bunch of failed assertions in
>>> the test, but due to some minor issues with the test it actually
>>> fails to compile when these macros aren't defined.
>>> Now I could easily just #define __STDC_LIMIT_MACROS for gcc before
>>> including /usr/include/stdint.h [or in rw/_config-gcc.h], but that
>>> wouldn't help much if the user included the system header before our
>>> header.
>> How could they do that?
> Well, I would have expected that this would come up if the user did
> something like this
>   gcc -I/usr/include $(TOPDIR)/include/ansi \
>       -I$(TOPDIR)/include $(BUILDDIR)/include -c t.cpp

That's not allowed, either by us or by most compiler vendors.


> I did some testing, and for some reason I can't get it to pull the
> <stdint.h> from /usr/include by doing this. I guess I'm worrying about
> nothing.
>> Martin

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