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Re: [RFC] HOST_WIDE_INT transition steps


On Tue, 20 May 2014, Eric Botcazou wrote:

> > The following is my current idea on progressing on the HOST_WIDE_INT
> > removal
> > 
> > 1) https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2014-05/msg00381.html (ping)
> > 
> > 2) make sure [u]int64_t is available and use that to define HOST_WIDE_INT
> > 
> > 3) s/HOST_WIDE_INT/int64_t/ (same for unsigned HOST_WIDE_INT)
> 
> Does 3) really buy us something?  That would make backports painful I think.

Same as for going C++.  Make the code base easier to understand for
newcomers.  It's also a documentation improvement (you see what
a HOST_WIDE_INT really is), alongside with [u]int64_t being less
to type ...

Btw, all of the current pending rewrite patches will make backports
painful.  Oh well.

Richard.


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