Help with size_t

Peter Hessler phessler at
Wed Apr 6 08:54:23 PDT 2005

On Wed, 6 Apr 2005 08:20:00 -0700
walt <wa1ter at xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

:So, my real question is:  why go thru the dance of using 'size_t' when
:I know for sure that an 'int' is going to work perfectly?  What is the
:motivation for this confusing chain of typedefs?

'size_t' will be the same on all platforms, where 'int' may not be.  Its
tricks like that, that allow programs to work on i386, vax, sparc64, etc, by
just recompiling.

You know you've been spending too much time on the computer when your
friend misdates a check, and you suggest adding a "++" to fix it.

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