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Re: [libssh2] 32bit variables!

From: Satish Mittal <satish.mittal_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2006 16:12:28 +0530

On 11/11/06, Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_haxx.se> wrote:
>
> On Sat, 11 Nov 2006, Satish Mittal wrote:
>
> > But finally we need to ensure that libssh2 runs clean on 64 bit unix
> > platforms as well. So will we have a typedef for int datatypes, that
> would
> > resolve to 64bit type on 64 bit platforms? How do we ensure that in
> libcurl?
>
> We'd have a typedef for 32bit variables, not for int. And we only use that
> explicit 32 bit type for situations when we ask for exactly 32bit data.
>
> libcurl builds and runs on some 8(?) different 64bit architectures and I
> can't
> say it was very hard to make it do that. It's just a matter of using clean
> and
> suitable variable types all over.
>
> If we ever need a 64bit variable, we'll of course use a suitable typedef
> name
> for that too (like int64_t etc).
>
> Of course libssh2 should build and run fine on 64bit systems and this is
> one
> way to make sure it will. If no one else does, I should be able to give it
> a
> go later on. Currently, libssh2 has several portability issues that
> prevents
> it from building on virtually every POSIX system, but they're no biggies
> and I
> mean to address them over time.

O.K. great! I myself am planning to build libssh2 on 4 Unix (32 &64 bit)
platforms, by this month end. The only thing is that I have the original
libssh2 code base and don't have all the various code changes that you guys
have done till now, to try out the latest code.

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Received on 2006-11-11

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