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Re: lynx-dev Re: casts

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: casts
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 05:40:08 -0400 (EDT)

> On Tue, 19 Oct 1999, T.E.Dickey wrote: 
> > it's two types because (like X windows) the code is nominally using default 
> > type promotion in case someone overlooks a prototype.  The int is used in 
> > function arguments, and the char in data. 
> We've come up with two completely different theories. :) 
> Can you point to an example of what you mean?  I don't really understand 
> it. 

It's not been well-maintained (there are exceptions), but that was my
impression when I would modify the code to fix compiler warnings - I
see more uses of BOOLEAN (char) as a return value than BOOL (defined)
as a parameter.

-- that sort of thing is why I don't bother using the narrow prototype
   warning in gcc.
>   Klaus 

Thomas E. Dickey

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