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Re: [PATCH] Fix optimization regression in constant folder
Richard Kenner wrote:
>> It's true that this is a different type from size_t, the user-visible
>> type. The latter is just a typedef for some unsigned integral type, and
>> might be wider than sizetype, and might not have other special
>> properties of sizetype, whatever those might be.
> No, I think it's required that it's the same size, and possibly signedness,
> as size_t
Why? I understand that's usually the way it is, but (to my knowledge)
nothing in C says that I can't have a 16-bit address space and a 32-bit
size_t. Why should DECL_SIZE be a 32-bit type in that case? Anyhow,
that's probably an academic question; in practice, they are the same.
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