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Re: Inclusion of sys/types.h

From: Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 10:05:33 +0100

-On [20050126 09:32], Jeremy Messenger (mezz7@xxxxxxx) wrote:
>I am maintaining for fluxbox-devel in FreeBSD and Jason has reported me
>about that DragonFly can't find the strftime() during the configure check
>that caused the clock disable in Fluxbox. All version of FreeBSD (include
>4.x) don't have any of problem. The code looks like this in the configure:
>#include <time.h>
>main ()
>char * s;
>time_t t = time(NULL);
>size_t x = strftime(s, 5, "%a", localtime(&t));
>  ;
>  return 0;
>Jason has to add '#include <sys/types.h>' to fix this problem for
>DragonFly, but I am not sure if it's a bug in DragonFly or his system is
>broke. Two folks in IRC (#freebsd-gnome) said that time.h should be good
>enough for this as stated in the manpage in a link.

It should be and I am not happy with the change Matt made many months ago.

strftime() should return size_t, not __size_t, regardless if the type
definition ends up being the same anyway.  __ prefixed types are supposed to
be either internal ones, reserved ones or other special case types.

That's why

#ifdef  _BSD_SIZE_T_
typedef _BSD_SIZE_T_    size_t;
#undef  _BSD_SIZE_T_

was present in time.h before Matt ripped it out.

My suggestion is to put a size_t definition back into time.h and change the
return type back to what it should be per all specifications, i.e. size_t.

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