C99 types patch

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu Oct 22 09:00:18 PDT 2009

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 11:20:35PM +0900, Keith Packard wrote:
> Excerpts from Daniel Stone's message of Thu Oct 22 20:55:57 +0900 2009:
> > I mean just for CARDxx and INTxx, i.e. they really only have the number
> > of bits implied by the type.  XID/Atom/etc, where they're just used as
> > unsigned long, will have to stay that way.  Shrug.
> Yeah, the CARD/INT stuff should be replaced globally, starting with
> header file hacks and moving into the rest of the code. However, the
> suggested patch also replaced the XID types everywhere.


> > In what sense is CARD32/INT32 more self-documenting than
> > uint32_t/int32_t?
> I only meant to reference Window/Pixmap/etc where the typenames
> all point at XID but provide additional information about the API.

Oh sure, I don't think it makes any sense to change them.  At the very
most, just typedef them to (u)intNN_t; making our API more opaque and
mystic than it already is, seems like somewhat of a loss.

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