Subject: Re: long long vs. -ansi...
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 04/07/1997 23:14:05
The solution is to hack gcc to provide a *pure extension* called, perhaps,
__int64_t, and use that for the quad type; then no code needs to know about
it, and we aren't producing syntax errors.
__int64_t invokes undefined behavior, but it's not a syntax error, so it's
fine to use it even in -ansi -pedantic.
We may want to look at migrating to C9X-style <inttypes.h> support,
especially because the long long rules are changing as we speak, to
avoid some of the cruft inherent int most current implementations.