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483. Normative requirements on integral ranges

Section: 6.8.2  [basic.fundamental]     Status: CD3     Submitter: Steve Adamczyk     Date: 21 Oct 2004

[Voted into the WP at the February, 2012 meeting; moved to DR at the October, 2012 meeting.]

There is no normative requirement on the ranges of the integral types, although the footnote in 6.8.2 [basic.fundamental] paragraph 2 indicates the intent (for int, at least) that they match the values given in the <climits> header. Should there be an explicit requirement of some sort?

(See also paper N1693.)

Proposed resolution (August, 2011):

Change 6.8.2 [basic.fundamental] paragraph 3 as follows:

...collectively called the extended integer types. The signed and unsigned integral types shall satisfy the constraints given in ISO C