Subject: Re: new sysctl(KERN_PROC, ...) interface (was: sysinfo(2))
To: Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 04/17/2000 15:06:26
Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > #define PTRTOINT64(foo) ((u_int64_t)(long)(foo))
> I missed the original, but we should use intptr_t, not long here.
> It is architecture size dependant, of course. IMHO, we use long
> too often where we should be using intptr_t.
Yes. Of course, unless i'm mistaken, 'intptr_t' is a relative
newcomer, and most people haven't been educated as to the joys of its
if we're going there, as far as i'm concerned:
* we should also be switching to uintNN_t (from u_intNN_t)
type names, and
* we should be using c9x-style printf format cpp magic to
arrange for types to be printed correctly w/o having to
resort to weird casts.
Chris Demetriou - email@example.com - http://www.netbsd.org/People/Pages/cgd.html
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.