intmax_t vs (extended) integer types

Joseph S. Myers
Tue Sep 14 15:37:00 GMT 2010

On Tue, 14 Sep 2010, Paolo Carlini wrote:

> long long, by specifying that <cinttypes> adds overloads for intmax_t
> only when the latter is an actual extended integer type, thus does not
> boil down to any standard integer type.
> I'm looking for help in figuring out whether this situation can really
> happen with GCC on the supported targets, in particular in relationship
> to the work on inttypes.h. Certainly doesn't happen on Linux, where it's
> just long long, as far as I can see...

INTMAX_TYPE is not currently defined for any target to use an extended 
integer type.

Joseph S. Myers

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