sxysxygm / gmail.com wrote:
>
> what I only want to say is 'why didn't use typedef?...'

In the 1980s, when the 'int' type was fluctuating between 16 bits and
32 bits, we learned to _NEVER_ trust naked C types.

This defensive tactic may have been lost during the 90's and early 2000's
while 32-bit platforms had a lengthy run.

(Interesting to see the old problem re-emerge finally, 30 years later.)


Regards,

Bill



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