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From: Paul Eggert <eggert@cs.ucla.edu>
To: Alejandro Colomar <colomar.6.4.3@gmail.com>
Cc: Florian Weimer <fweimer@redhat.com>,
	Alejandro Colomar via Libc-alpha <libc-alpha@sourceware.org>,
	linux-man@vger.kernel.org, gcc-patches@gcc.gnu.org,
	mtk.manpages@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] system_data_types.7: Add '__int128'
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2020 12:54:13 -0700
Message-ID: <daa5c152-0462-19d2-d327-0042f405a40c@cs.ucla.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <bcce5f89-6682-e089-d129-43c36fe3f392@gmail.com>

On 10/2/20 12:01 PM, Alejandro Colomar wrote:
> If you propose not to document the stdint types either,

This is not a stdint.h issue. __int128 is not in stdint.h and is not a system 
data type in any real sense; it's purely a compiler issue. Besides, do we start 
repeating the GCC manual too, while we're at it? At some point we need to 
restrain ourselves and stay within the scope of the man pages.

PS. Have you ever tried to use __int128 in real code? I have, to my regret. It's 
a portability and bug minefield and should not be used unless you really know 
what you're doing, which most people do not.

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Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-01 16:34 [PATCH 0/4] Document 128-bit types Alejandro Colomar
2020-10-01 16:34 ` [PATCH 1/4] system_data_types.7: Add '__int128' Alejandro Colomar
2020-10-02 11:47   ` Florian Weimer
2020-10-02 17:52     ` Paul Eggert
2020-10-02 19:01       ` Alejandro Colomar
2020-10-02 19:54         ` Paul Eggert [this message]
2020-10-02 20:03           ` Alejandro Colomar
2020-10-02 20:19             ` Paul Eggert
2020-10-02 23:44               ` Alejandro Colomar
2020-10-02 23:53                 ` Paul Eggert
2020-10-05  7:12           ` Florian Weimer
2020-10-07  6:53             ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-10-07  6:57               ` Florian Weimer
2020-10-01 16:34 ` [PATCH 2/4] __int128.3: New link to system_data_types(7) Alejandro Colomar
2020-10-01 16:34 ` [PATCH 3/4] system_data_types.7: Add 'unsigned __int128' Alejandro Colomar
2020-10-01 16:34 ` [PATCH 4/4] unsigned-__int128.3: New link to system_data_types(7) Alejandro Colomar
2020-10-02 12:28 ` [PATCH v2 0/4] Document 128-bit types Alejandro Colomar
2020-10-02 12:28 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] system_data_types.7: Add '__int128' Alejandro Colomar
2020-10-02 12:28 ` [PATCH v2 2/4] __int128.3: New link to system_data_types(7) Alejandro Colomar
2020-10-02 12:28 ` [PATCH v2 3/4] system_data_types.7: Add 'unsigned __int128' Alejandro Colomar
2020-10-02 12:28 ` [PATCH v2 4/4] unsigned-__int128.3: New link to system_data_types(7) Alejandro Colomar

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