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[PING] [PATCH] manual: Rewrite the section on widths of integer types.
- From: Rical Jasan <ricaljasan at pacific dot net>
- To: libc-alpha <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>, Zack Weinberg <zackw at panix dot com>, Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>, Michael Kerrisk <mtk dot manpages at gmail dot com>
- Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 05:04:28 -0700
- Subject: [PING] [PATCH] manual: Rewrite the section on widths of integer types.
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On 07/27/2017 05:22 AM, Rical Jasan wrote:
> The manual contradicted itself by saying the number of bits in an
> integer type needed to be computed, and then listing a number of
> macros that later standards provided for exactly that. The entire
> section has been reworked to provide those macros first, while
> preserving the documentation of CHAR_BIT and the associated examples
> within that context.
> * manual/lang.texi
> (Computing the Width of an Integer Data Type): Rename section
> to "Width of an Integer Type". Remove inaccurate statement
> regarding lack of C language facilities for determining width
> of integer types, and reorder content to improve flow and
> context of discussion.
> manual/lang.texi | 82 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------------------------
> 1 file changed, 42 insertions(+), 40 deletions(-)