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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-20 05:16:05

> which of course alway fails on 64 bit platforms because LONG_MAX is a 64
> bit number.
> A possible fix would be to start the test with 64 bit and not 32 on 64 bit
> platforms. But how can 64 bit platforms be detected? Probably with #if
> (LONG_MAX > INT_MAX) ... #endif or something like this.
> Another fix (which ignores 64 bit values alltogether) would be to change
> the lines above to not use long and LONG_MAX but int and INT_MAX.
> Opinions, anyone?

Tricky, but looking at the intent of the tests, it seems like we should
start with the largest number that will fit in a 32-bit type: so maybe we
should change LONG_MAX to 0x7FFFFFFFL and ULONG_MAX to 0xFFFFFFFFL. As you
say the alternative is to revamp the tests to start testing from a 64-bit
type when LONG_MAX > 0x7FFFFFFFL.

I'd say go with whichever you have the time for ;-)


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