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From: Joaquín Mª López Muñoz (joaquin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-26 09:49:12

Martin Bonner ha escrito:

> ----Original Message----
> From: Joaquin M Lopez Munoz [mailto:joaquin_at_[hidden]]
> > Is BOOST_HAS_INTPTR_TYPES supposed to inform whether there
> > are vendor-provided ::intrptr_t/::uintrptr_t types? If so, I
> > fail to see its utility, since boost::intrptr_t/boost::untrptr_t
> > can be provided universally.
> Not if the compiler doesn't HAVE a integral type which can hold a pointer.
> For example, a compiler for Intel processors with 32 bit longs, no long
> long, and 16:32 pointers.

But then, one doesn't really care whether the vendor has ::[u]intrptr_t as long
as she has Boost-provided boost::[u]intrptr_t, right? To cope with the situtations

you describe, the macro should be named then something like
BOOST_NO_POINTER_SIZED_INT_TYPE or anything that makes it
clear we are refererring to boost/cstdint.hpp rather than the vendor stuff.

Besides, from what Beman says seems there's no current Boost-supported
platform where boost::[u]intrptr_t couldn't be assigned a suitable type.

Joaquín M López Muñoz
Telefónica, Investigación y Desarrollo

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