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From: Nathan Myers (ncm_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-08-05 14:33:35

Tom Plum wrote:
> I want to provide some arguments for making use of, and encouraging
> the use of, the <stdint.h> as defined in C9X (or indirectly thru a
> boost-specific <stdint.hpp> or whatever).

I agree with Tom: if boost defines something to do a job similar
to C's <stdint.h>, it should do it markedly better, or not at all.

An example would be a header to allow you to declare a variable
of the smallest type with _at_least_ N bits. This could be built
on top of the C <stdint.h> or its expected namespace-respecting
replacement <cstdint>.

Nathan Myers

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