Relying on stdint.h in krb5
eagle at eyrie.org
Sat Feb 1 17:09:17 EST 2014
Greg Hudson <ghudson at mit.edu> writes:
> http://k5wiki.kerberos.org/wiki/Portability_assumptions currently says
> "The C99 stdint.h or inttypes.h capabilities should be available."
> I would like to change this to specifically require stdint.h, so that we
> can include it unconditionally in public headers. C99 specifies
> <stdint.h> to declare the fixed-width typedefs and min/max constants,
> and <inttypes.h> to declare those as well as the printf format
> specifiers and some utility functions. Right now we only need the
> fixed-width type names; we don't need any of the extra stuff in
> According to my notes, MSVC provides <stdint.h> as of SDK 7.1, but not
> <inttypes.h>. I believe <stdint.h> is available on every Unix-like
> platform we would want to support.
says that you would lose on HP-UX 11.11, AIX 5.1, IRIX 6.5, and OpenBSD
3.8. That seems acceptable to me given the current portability
requirements. Those are pretty old platforms.
Russ Allbery (eagle at eyrie.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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