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Re: Changing WCHAR_TYPE from "long int" to "int"?

To: "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>
Subject: Re: Changing WCHAR_TYPE from "long int" to "int"?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 11:59:13 +0200
Cc: Eric Christopher <echristo@redhat.com>, gcc@gcc.gnu.org, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com, GNU C Library <libc-alpha@sourceware.cygnus.com>
In-reply-to: <20010805094806.A3146@lucon.org>; from hjl@lucon.org on Sun, Aug 05, 2001 at 09:48:06AM -0700
References: <20010805094806.A3146@lucon.org>
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On Sun, Aug 05, 2001 at 09:48:06AM -0700, H . J . Lu wrote:

> I am working with Eric to clean up the Linux/mips configuration in
> gcc 3.x. I'd like to change WCHAR_TYPE from "long int" to "int". They
> are the same on Linux/mips. There won't be any run-time problems. I am
> wondering if there are any compatibility problems at the compile time
> at the source and binary level. For one thing, __WCHAR_TYPE__ will be
> changed from "long int" to "int". The only thing I can think of is
> the C++ libraries. But gcc 3.x doesn't work on Linux/mips. The one
> I am working on will be the first gcc 3.x for Linux/mips. So there
> shouldn't be any problems. Am I right?

The MIPS ABI defines wchar_t to long.  So please go ahead and make the
change.

  Ralf

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