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Re: [PATCH][BZ 17979][BZ 17721] Fix issues with sys/cdefs.h and uchar.h when using non-gcc compiler.

Would you see it as better to move stdint.h out of sysdeps, or to do
something similar to what's done with mbstate_t, NULL, size_t, etc by
defining a __need_uint_least16_t and __need_uint_least32_t and having
stdint.h define only a __uint_least16_t and __uint_least32_t type and
then exit, allowing those types to be used across an abstraction
boundary by uchar.h?

On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 5:33 PM, Joseph Myers <> wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Jan 2016, Dwight Guth wrote:
>> Yes, that's reasonable. What would you see as the correct resolution
>> to the issue?
> I think defining to restrict based on __STDC_VERSION__ is reasonable
> (outside of the release freeze period).
> uchar.h is trickier in that stdint.h is theoretically system-specific
> (it's in sysdeps), so there's an abstraction violation in copying its
> types into uchar.h (not in sysdeps).  I'd be happy for stdint.h and
> inttypes.h to move out of sysdeps, but any hardcoding should probably
> still be accompanied at least by a comment in stdint.h about where else
> the type information is embedded.
> --
> Joseph S. Myers

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