Data types in samba4
Paul.Green at stratus.com
Thu Jan 15 18:14:10 GMT 2004
I basically think it is sensible to define your own set of types. However,
it will certainly entail a large change in mindset.
I'd urge some careful consideration on the names that are chosen. It would
be nice to make them obvious and extensible w/o colliding with potential
As far as I can see, reading the C-99 and POSIX-01 standards, uint_t is not
a standard type. uintN_t, where N is an unsigned decimal integer, is
defined in C-99 (See paragraph 7.18). The standard says such types are
The POSIX standard reserves all identifiers ending in "_t". We should not
define any Samba-specific identifiers that use this suffix.
Since some of us are still on C-89 and POSIX-96, any attempt to use types in
more recent standards would need to have the usual conditional logic in
configure. (And given the wide variation of implementations, such logic
would be a very good thing anyway).
Paul Green, Senior Technical Consultant, Stratus Technologies.
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