Sebastian's Patches Committed

Sebastian Huber
Fri Oct 25 07:01:00 GMT 2013

On 2013-10-25 04:30, Hans-Peter Nilsson wrote:
>> From: Joel Sherrill <>
>> Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:41:34 +0200
>> I just committed Sebastian's patches. If there are issues,
>> just speak up. :)
> This seems wrong.  Including e.g. stdlib.h shouldn't pull in
> stdint.h.  There's likely standards language forbidding this but
> I don't have it right here.  Glibc used to have such issues.
> Such bleed is not helpful to users; they should need to include
> the right headers, not just a random header when needing
> e.g. uint32_t.

Yes, libc from FreeBSD uses also a clean type system that doesn't have this 
problem.  The basic issue for Newlib is that it can use <stdint.h> provided by 
GCC.  So from my point of view we have only two options

1. Use <stdint.h> from GCC and do this consistently, or

2. do not use <stdint.h> from GCC and define the type system on our own.

Option 2. has the problem that GCC checks that its internal types match the one 
in <stdint.h>.  GCC has no general strategy to define its internal types and 
they are target dependent (e.g. int vs. long for uint32_t).

> Right, it affects only margin cases, but those exist.  See for
> example gcc/testsuite/gcc.dg/20050922-1.c and -2.c on the 4.7
> and 4.8 branch (they might be "fixed" soon to not define
> uint32_t).
> brgds, H-P

Ok, this should be fixed in the GCC test suite.

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