[Geany-devel] Adding size_t before release

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Thu Sep 15 09:56:15 UTC 2011

On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 19:52:38 +1000, Lex wrote:

>2011/9/15 Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>:
>> On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 19:01:55 +1000, Lex wrote:
>>>On 15 September 2011 18:50, Thomas Martitz
>>><thomas.martitz at student.htw-berlin.de> wrote:
>>>> Am 15.09.2011 02:39, schrieb Matthew Brush:
>>>>> What I'd like to know is where is size_t defined?  According to
>>>>> what I've read, it's supposed to be in stddef.h but I can't find
>>>>> it anywhere in GNU libc downloaded the other day.
>>>> Should be (also) in string.h, since that's what strlen() returns.
>>>Hey Thomas,
>>>On my system string.h includes stddef.h with a comment that it is to
>>>get the definitions of size_t and NULL.  So it isn't repeated.
>> But stddef.h defines the type only if __need_size_t is defined.
>I suspect that this is so most of stddef.h can be used for cross
>compiles, and only a few peculiar things like size_t need to be
>defined by the cross compile headers.
>> I personally don't feel like fiddling with this weird stuff and would
>> prefer a rather pragmatically solution like:
>> a) manually add the size_t definition with some ANSI C default or so
>Thats the pragmatic short term answer, so long as it is known for
>highlighting purposes.
>> b) don't generate c99.tags automatically at all and rather use the
>> current one and maybe strip unnecessary stuff out. Most of the
>> contents should be rather static as the standard doesn't change that
>> much :)
>Yes for C, but C++ also needs size_t defined, and its moving towards
>C++11 so things are likely to be changing.

Ah, yeah. I completely ignored C++ again. This is even more scary than
C :).

>> c) someone else maintains that file :D
>> Regards,
>> Enr - feeling more and more scared by C - ico
>Time to learn Lisp, Haskell, ML, etc?? :)

Nah, just continuing writing Python :).


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