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- Subject: Re: Compilation error when using USE_FLOAT (was: [ANNOUNCE] Lua 5.0 ( alpha) now available)
- From: David Jones <drj@...>
- Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 09:39:35 +0000
In message <5D2A198567EED311BD0F009027A25C87D3E0DA@SRVMAIL-ANN>, Benoit Germain
> I don't know the compiler behaviour regarding integer promotion when passing
> scalar values to variable number argument functions, since I don't know the
> promotion policy (do they all get promoted to long or int ?). I have tried a
char, short, int all get promoted to int. long stays as long. long
long (C1999) stays as long long.
Basically USE_INT and USE_LONG should be fine because those types
don't change under the default argument promotions.
> temporary hack by adding a USE_LONGLONG number definition in luser_number.h,
> disregarding the fact that it is not supported by ansi C89, and the compiler
> does not issue a warning for this particular problem. Maybe somebody who has
> a 16-bits target could try and see what happens when compiling with USE_INT
> and USE_LONG ?
> But then, maybe this automatic float->double promotion is not a standard
> language feature, and this change is not necessary for all compilers ?
float to double promotion for vararg functions is a standard language
feature (default argument promotions). It sounds like your change