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- Subject: Re: 64 bit integer support as a native lua type.
- From: Steve Litt <slitt@...>
- Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2013 12:05:51 -0400
On Sat, 7 Sep 2013 10:40:24 -0400
Rena <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 10:38 AM, steve donovan
> > On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 4:25 PM, Rena <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > But why is it that when a compiler lacks support for a feature
> > > that's
> > been
> > > standard for years/decades, we just accept it and avoid using that
> > feature,
> > > instead of considering it a buggy compiler and bugging the
> > > maintainers?
> > Because the big boy that doesn't want to play C99 is MS; they have
> > said that they really aren't interested in C that much.
> > However, 'long long' is definitely supported in the latest MSVC
> > compiler - it used to be something like _int64. Portable code is
> > often a mess of #ifs for a reason ;)
> Hmm, but MSVC isn't the only compiler for Windows...
Along those same lines Rena, Windows no longer has the preeminent
position it once had, back in the days when they could force my client
to tell me to pick MS C over Turbo C.
Steve Litt * http://www.troubleshooters.com/
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