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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