Feature-request: Possibility of transparent unions in structs

Martin v. Loewis martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de
Sat Mar 25 01:08:00 GMT 2000

> Can anyone tell me if this feature exists currently in GCC (as a C
> extension), or if possible, can be added to gcc 2.96 / 3.0?

Thanks for your bug report. Please note that, in C++, you can write

struct foo {
  int type;
  union {
    int id;
    int *data;
    char *string;

and then access the union fields transparently. I've added a
change-request to GNATS. Please also have a look at



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