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Re: uchar in <sys/types.h>
- To: jg at jguk dot org
- Subject: Re: uchar in <sys/types.h>
- From: Andreas Jaeger <aj at suse dot de>
- Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 09:04:33 +0200
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- References: <3B8C73F9.6C488662@jguk.org>
J Grant <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I believe the types.h are part of the compiler rather than lib's etc.
That depends on the system. On a typical Linux system, types.h comes
from glibc as shown in line 2 of the file:
This file is part of the GNU C Library.
> I quote from <sys/types.h>
> #ifdef __USE_MISC
> /* Old compatibility names for C types. */
> typedef unsigned long int ulong;
> typedef unsigned short int ushort;
> typedef unsigned int uint;
> I have an application that I am compiling and porting to a new target, i
> noticed that
> typedef unsigned char uchar;
> was not present, could anyone comment on this please?
If you need this, define it yourself. The other names are just for
> I see there is the "old compatibility' comment, is there a better
> alternative to uchar, ulong, uint abbreviations available?
Use the new ISO C99 <stdint.h> header,
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