[patch] change specific int128 -> generic intN

Marc Glisse marc.glisse@inria.fr
Fri May 9 07:59:00 GMT 2014

On Thu, 8 May 2014, DJ Delorie wrote:

>> Assuming that the formula sizeof(type)*char_bit==precision works for all
> It doesn't.  THe MSP430 has __int20 for example.

Well, it wasn't a hard requirement, it is just that the library has to 
use a more complicated way to get the precision (use (unsigned TYPE)(-1) 
to get the unsigned max and compute the precision from that, probably).

> Would it be acceptable for the compiler to always define a set of
> macros for each of the intN types?

What set of macros do you have in mind?

> I would have thought that would be discouraged,

If we can't think of another way...

Marc Glisse

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