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Re: [patch] put ptrdiff_t in the kernel and create sys/stddef.h
On Dec 4, 2013, at 1:33 PM, Alan Barrett <apb%cequrux.com@localhost> wrote:
> On Wed, 04 Dec 2013, David Holland wrote:
>> (*) A complete scheme for doing it right removes all the _BSD_FOO_T_
>> drivel and ifdefs scattered in userland headers in favor of:
>> - a single header file that defines all the needed types prefixed
>> with __, which can be included anywhere;
>> - in userland, include-guarded header files akin to sys/null.h
>> that define single or common groups of the names without the
>> __ prefixes, e.g. <types/size_t.h>;
>> - including these header files in the proper places, such as in
>> standard userland header files like stddef.h;
>> - in the kernel, a single header file that defines all the types
>> without the __, that is or is exposed to sys/types.h but does
>> not affect userland.
> Yes, that's one way of doing it right.
> Until such time as somebody does it right, please follow the pattern of
> what's done already.
which is what my suggested patch does.
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