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Re: newlib stdint INTPTR_MAX etc fixincludes patch

On Sun, 19 Apr 2009, Hans-Peter Nilsson wrote:

> > Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 16:40:58 -0700
> > From: Bruce Korb <>
> > Hans-Peter Nilsson wrote:
> > >> or a corresponding 
> > >> fixincludes patch is applied;
> > > 
> > > Not exactly the same: by brief inspection of results and log,
> > > apparently fixincludes isn't run when newlib is compiled in a
> > > "combined tree" (with newlib a sibling subdir of gcc) so it
> > > doesn't help at least in my usual setup.
> > 
> > I'm a little confused about the meaning of this.
> It effectively means the fixincludes patch has no effect,
> because fixincludes isn't run in the arguably "most common"
> installation scenario for newlib, which IMHO makes the patch
> less desirable.

It's reasonable to expect that people using a combined tree are using a 
current version of newlib (i.e. one postdating the fix being checked into 
the newlib sources, presuming that happens before 4.5 branches); 
fixincludes should cover all the other uses of newlib not with a combined 

Joseph S. Myers

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