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Section: 17.4.1 [cstdint.syn] Status: WP Submitter: GB Opened: 2022-11-10 Last modified: 2023-02-13
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This is the resolution for NB comment GB-080 17.4.1 [cstdint.syn] Sync intmax_t and uintmax_t with C2x.
With the approval of WG14 N2888 the next C standard will resolve the long-standing issue that implementations cannot support 128-bit integer types properly without ABI breaks. C++ should adopt the same fix now, rather than waiting until a future C++ standard is rebased on C2x.
31.13.2 [cinttypes.syn] also mentions those types, but doesn't need a change. The proposed change allows intmax_t to be an extended integer type of the same width as long long, in which case we'd still want those abs overloads.
Recommended change: Add to 31.13.2 [cinttypes.syn] p2 "except that intmax_t is not required to be able to represent all values of extended integer types wider than long long, and uintmax_t is not required to be able to represent all values of extended integer types wider than unsigned long long."
[Kona 2022-11-10; Waiting for LEWG electronic polling]
[2022-11; LEWG electronic polling]
Unanimous consensus in favor.
[Issaquah 2023-02-06; LWG]
Unanimous consent (13/0/0) to move to Immediate for C++23.
[2023-02-13 Status changed: Immediate → WP.]
This wording is relative to N4917.
Modify 31.13.2 [cinttypes.syn] as indicated:
-1- The contents and meaning of the header <cinttypes> are the same as the C standard library header <inttypes.h>, with the following changes:
(1.1) — The header <cinttypes> includes the header <cstdint> instead of <stdint.h>, and
(1.2) — if and only if the type intmax_t designates an extended integer type, the following function signatures are added:intmax_t abs(intmax_t); imaxdiv_t div(intmax_t, intmax_t);
which shall have the same semantics as the function signatures intmax_t imaxabs(intmax_t) and imaxdiv_t imaxdiv(intmax_t, intmax_t), respectively.
See also: ISO C 7.8