Re: uint32_t typedef differences causes issues

Marcus Shawcroft <marcus.shawcroft@...>

On 20 January 2017 at 04:06, Kumar Gala <kumar.gala(a)> wrote:

As Anas said, I don’t think we can expect 3rd party software to utilize PRIu32. The fact that newlib and minimal libc different in the way the typedef (u)int32_t seems like a pointless difference for us to maintain and have to deal with a lot of pain if one switches between them.
This is not a choice between alternatives. There are two separate
decisions here:

1) Do we align minimal C with newlib in order to have consistent
breakage in /ext irrespective of the users choice between newlib and
minimal lib.

2) Do we write portable conforming code in our own tree outside of
/ext using the standards defined PRI macros.

We can do both, they are not alternatives:
- Number 2 is valuable because writing portable code leaves our
options open in the future.
- Number 1 is valuable because it will ensure consistent breakage under /ext.

Ironically, that said, not doing 1) helps with 2) because it flushes
out broken code.

But either way, whether or not we do 1) I strongly advocate that for
our own code we adopt 2).


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