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Subject: Re: [boost] How to find: best integer type for processor
From: Othman, Ossama (ossama.othman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-30 13:08:43

>Long is a bit different as I think most programmers have always
>expected 'long' to be big enough to cover all offsets in the address
>space (most 64 bit unices have 64 bit longs. I think that Win64 is the
>exception). Anyways, correct code should always use size_t for sizes
>and ptrdiff_t for offsets.

... and {u}intptr_t when converting between pointers and integers.


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