Subject: Re: INT*_C macros and inttypes.h
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Klaus Klein <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/29/2001 11:04:52
Simon Burge <> writes:

> The Single Unix Spec v2 doesn't mention these in its definition of
> <inttypes.h>, and there's not reference at all to a <stdint.h>.

Not surprising, since it predates ISO C99. But be assured the 200x
revision of POSIX will take care of it...

Actually, I was short of committing them a while ago, but no consensus
could be reached about the implementation of the fastest minimum-width

> 	/*  Macros for greatest-width integer constants */

Note that types these symbols are intended for have not been
implemented yet. (And there are even more of that kind.)

At this point we already have exact-width types and types capable of
holding object pointers, and I can go ahead and add definitions for
minimum-width types and greatest-width types. However, I'd like a
resolution for int_fastN_t types being come up with.