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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] How to find: best integer type for processor
From: Scott McMurray ([hidden])
Date: 2008-10-30 13:15:51

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 13:08, Othman, Ossama <ossama.othman_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>If you want the largest native integer, though not 100% portable to
>>weird archs, this should work in x86/x64 and most others:
>>typedef boost::int_t<sizeof(void*) * 8>::fast fastint_t;
> Why not just use the standard {u}intptr_t or {u}intmax_t typedef in this case?

For intptr_t, this message comes to mind:

And intmax_t is the wrong choice on 32-bit systems that provide a 64-bit type.

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