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Re: [leafnode-list] data type "int" and article numbers in leafnode -

David Given wrote:

> Cornelius Krasel wrote:
> >Matthias Andree wrote:
> >> after hacking a little in leafnode (I hope, the world is already
> >> appreciating some of the bug fixes I contributed), I am wondering which
> >> part of the entire package guarantees that an int is actually at least
> >> 32 bits wide. Since all article numbers are stored in a simple "int"
> >> type variable, I expect leafnode to break down horribly in case
> >> somebody uses it on a system that uses 16 bit "int".
> >
> >Yup. The proper solution would be to replace all ints by unsigned longs.
> >I think Kazushi has done this in leafnode+. I suppose it will be a major
> >hassle, though :-)
> Our you could use glib and gints (which are guaranteed to be 32 bits wide or 
> better). This would get you all the funky glib data management routines, too, 
> that I'm sure would be useful somewhere.

I am somewhat reluctant to do that, because I don't want to be dependent
on "yet another" library. Anyway, it appears that I have successfully
converted most of the respective ints to unsigned longs; we'll see how
fast the local pre-alpha will crash :-}


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