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Re: svn commit: r995475 - /subversion/trunk/subversion/libsvn_repos/load.c

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:00:19 +0200

 On 15.09.2010 21:03, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 04:02:52PM +0200, Branko Čibej wrote:
>> On 10.09.2010 15:26, Stefan Sperling wrote:
>>> I know we're using C89, but maybe it's time to move on and upgrade to C99
>>> where the benefits are desirable? When Subversion was started, C89 was about
>>> a decade old, and C99 is just as old now...
>> Microsoft's C compiler, to name only one, still does not provide most of
>> the C99 features. I don't know about standard library support.
>> However, I don't see where you gain with using strtol(). First of all,
>> it was already in C89 and has effectively the same interface as the APR
>> conversions. C99 added strtoll() but it has the same interface. What's
>> the benefit?
> Raising this thread again, because there is a benefit to using strtol()'s
> unsigned cousin, strtoul(). APR does not provide an interface for it.
> Can we use it? Can we also use its 64-bit cousin strtoull()? If we can use
> those two, we might as well use strtol() and strtoul() and skip apr_strtoi64()
> completely.

You'd still have to provide an alternate implementation for all the
environments that do not provide this function. I think there may be one
with a different spelling in Microsoft's C runtime, but haven't looked
in a while ...

-- Brane
Received on 2010-09-20 12:01:25 CEST

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