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From: Victor A. Wagner, Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-25 20:47:53

At Wednesday 2002/09/25 14:51, you wrote:
>On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 03:30:24PM -0400, Jeffrey C. Jacobs wrote:
> > Actually, the MSVC++ compiler considers __int<x> as separate types from
> int,
> > long, etc. (having checked the name mangling -- what a mess they make of
> > specializations with these MS-types!!).
>If I recall correctly, in VC6 the various __intX types were not
>distinct. That is, they were treated as if they were all the same type.
>In VC7, however, the documentation says:
> "The types __int8, __int16, and __int32 are synonyms for the ANSI
> types that have the same size, and are useful for writing portable
> code that behaves identically across multiple platforms. The __int8
> data type is synonymous with type char,

unfortunately. if you cout << some__int8 <<.......
it will put one char in the output stream.

it would be really nice if someone would straighten them out.

> __int16 is synonymous with
> type short, and __int32 is synonymous with type int. The __int64 type
> has no ANSI equivalent."
>The way I interpret this, __int32 is indeed the same type as int - in
>VC7 at least, but probably not VC6.
>(I do wonder where they got this idea about using __intX types for
>"writing portable code that behaves identically across multiple
>platforms", however :)
>Mattias Flodin <flodin_at_[hidden]> -
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> -- Microsoft Platform SDK documentation

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