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Re: [patch] put ptrdiff_t in the kernel and create sys/stddef.h
Hi David, Alan and Matt,
On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 7:38 PM, Matt Thomas <matt%3am-software.com@localhost>
> 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.
I got your point.
Lourival Vieira Neto
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