From: Daryle Walker (darylew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-25 08:22:18
On 9/25/05 5:43 AM, "Daryle Walker" <darylew_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> "integer_mask.hpp" doesn't use any extended integer types because
> "integer.hpp" didn't either.
> "integer.hpp" doesn't use any extended integer types because:
> 1. Their existence in compilers back then (2001) were more rare.
> 2. There were concerns back then that the extended types could not
> be used in value-based template parameters. That's important since
> Boost.CRC does that type of usage. I don't know how accurate that
> concern was then or is now.
> Possible solutions:
> A. Determine the largest integer type that can be used as a template
> parameter, and make new typedef-s if the result ever differs from
> (u)intmax_t on some platform. (Or we can always define the typedef
> to make it always available.) Make sure Boost.CRC uses the
> appropriate typedef.
This suggestion could be used for the bounded (numeric) type wrappers
mentioned in other message threads....
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