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From: Jeff King <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/1] Upcast size_t variables to uintmax_t when printing
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2018 02:28:35 -0500
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On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 08:05:04AM +0100, wrote:

> From: Torsten Bögershausen <>
> When printing variables which contain a size, today "unsigned long"
> is used at many places.
> In order to be able to change the type from "unsigned long" into size_t
> some day in the future, we need to have a way to print 64 bit variables
> on a system that has "unsigned long" defined to be 32 bit, like Win64.
> Upcast all those variables into uintmax_t before they are printed.
> This is to prepare for a bigger change, when "unsigned long"
> will be converted into size_t for variables which may be > 4Gib.

I like the overall direction. I feel a little funny doing this step now,
and not as part of a series to convert individual variables. But I
cannot offhand think of any reason that it would behave badly even if
the other part does not materialize


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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-11  7:05 tboegi
2018-11-11  7:28 ` Jeff King [this message]
2018-11-11 10:16   ` Torsten Bögershausen
2018-11-12 12:26     ` Jeff King

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