Re: portability question

> You'll find that uintptr_t is vastly less portable than
> what we are doing now. It's a C99'ism...

No it isn't and that doesn't matter. It is easy to check
for uintptr_t during configure and supply it if it doesn't

> Part of the GLib porting process is making sure that the
> size of the GType integral type is the same as the size of
> a pointer. Luckily for the ease of the porting process,
> all common platforms have long and pointers with the
> same size.
> We're playing a bunch of "non-portable" tricks with GType
> because the speed and compactness of GType is really important.
> Note that we're assuming as well:
>   - No pointers are found in the first 1024 bytes of memory
>   - Pointers to TypeNode structures are aligned on 4-byte
>     boundaries.

Yes I did notice.

In any case, my curiosity is satisfied regarding this matter.

I'm new to GTK+ and it's just that I was somewhat surprised to
see this kind of code. I'll get over it and keep reading.

I should mention that I am generally impressed by the code I've
read so far (which is all in glib/gobject). I find it quite easy
to follow, although since I'm still on my first pass through the
code I don't really have the big picture yet, and therefore have
to guess how some things work based on their names.


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