Re: portability question

On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 14:47:08 +0800
James Henstridge <james daa com au> wrote:

> On 17/12/2003 5:53 AM, Christopher Smith wrote:
> >On Tue, 2003-12-16 at 13:10, Owen Taylor wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>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.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >Except 64-bit Solaris of course. ;-)
> >  
> >
> And Win64, which has 32-bit longs.

I might be wrong here, but doesn't that go against the C standard?
Shouldn't long be (at least) 64 bits on a 64-bit platform? I thought
ANSI C guaranteed that a pointer should fit inside a long. If that's not
the case this might be a huge portability problem then 64-bit platforms
become more common.

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