Subject: Re: types gone amuck (Re: CVS commit: basesrc/bin/pax)
To: Klaus Klein <>
From: Bill Squier <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/28/2001 12:52:23
On Sun, Oct 28, 2001 at 01:55:33PM +0100, Klaus Klein wrote:
> Luke Mewburn <> writes:
> > I only used "u_longlong_t" instead of "unsigned long long [int]",
> > because the latter is less to type.
> > 
> > Would you rather I change pax so that:
> > 	a) it uses unsigned long long instead of u_longlong_t, or
> > 	b) fix the port with the uncommon definition for u_long_long ?
> a), definitely.  BTW, since you're already relying on C99 library
> features you might as well consider intmax_t, strtoimax() etc.

...and if you're going to do *that*, then you can avoid your other size_t issue
by using %zu instead of %lu. (c.f. another pax commit and resulting discussion
with Christos on source-changes).

Bill Squier (                

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