The return of syslets
Posted Jun 11, 2007 9:19 UTC (Mon) by forthy
In reply to: The return of syslets
Parent article: The return of syslets
except what was *promised* in the C89 standard: "long is the
largest integer type".
Or like GCC promised that "long long" is twice as long as "long", and
broke the promise when they ported GCC to the first 64 bit architecture
(MIPS). Now, if you are lucky, you can use typedef int int128_t
__attribute__((__mode__(TI))); to create a real 128 bit type on some
64 bit platforms.
There are only two choices: Sanity or backward compatibility with
idiots. The idiots are the majority, they always win.
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