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Re: [PATCH] newlib-stdint.h: Remove 32 bit longs

Andrew Pinski wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 9:42 AM, Andy Ross <> wrote:
> > I don't follow.  There's no change to the ABI, the generated code is
> > identical in all cases.  Can you explain what you mean?
> The encoding of int and long are different in C++.  So if you have a
> library built where you compiled it with the old compiler and try to
> link it with the new one, the link will fail.  Again try my simple
> testcase and you will see that.

Ah, you're talking about symbol naming.  Yeah, good point.

That's sort of upsetting though.  What's the path to getting this
addressed then?  Like I said newlib is schizo in its own headers on
exactly this point, so it would already see the problem between C++
libraries compiled with gcc and putative other compilers that don't
set __INT32_TYPE__ in exactly the same way (I checked btw: clang does
set it, but not like gcc: it uses an "int" as there's no "newlib"
support to tell it otherwise).

I mean, it's sort of a mess.  Can't we just fix it?  Or deprecate
--enable-newlib or something?


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