Subject: Re: bin/3277: mail can't count
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 03/03/1997 20:38:55
In practice, I doubt we care about systems where it would not be natural
for int to be 32+ bits, but I still say it's best to say "long" if you
mean "be able to hold large numbers".
This is one of the few things in the FSF style guide I think is flatly wrong.
(They advocate not giving even a moment's thought to the idea of a system
where int is <32 bits.)