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Re: [PATCH] Avoid signed/unsigned comparison
- From: Josh Stone <jistone at redhat dot com>
- To: elfutils-devel at sourceware dot org
- Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:35:36 -0700
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Avoid signed/unsigned comparison
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On 04/27/2017 11:24 AM, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 04:40:30PM +0200, Ulf Hermann wrote:
>> Some compilers implicitly cast the result of uint_fast16_t *
>> uint_fast16_t to something signed and then complain about the
>> comparison to (unsigned) size_t.
> Really? That is allowed? Using a signed type for uint_fast16_t?
I think integer promotion (which happens before the operation) may use a
signed int. It has to preserve the sign of the value itself, but I
think not necessarily the signedness of the resulting type.
Glibc uses "unsigned int"/"unsigned long int" for uint_fast16_t on
32/64-bit platforms, which means you won't get integer promotion.