[coreboot] Shortened in types (u32) vs stdint types (uint32_t)

Christian Gmeiner christian.gmeiner at gmail.com
Wed Jan 29 15:49:32 CET 2014

2014-01-29 David Woodhouse <dwmw2 at infradead.org>:
> On Tue, 2014-01-28 at 13:11 -0600, mrnuke wrote:
>> As a result, I propose we make stdint
>> types mandatory, and deprecate shortname types. People don't want to learn a
>> separate set of data types for every project  to which they contribute. stdint
>> types solve this problem by being standardized. I am far from liking this
>> change, but it just makes sense.
> Right. The short ones are a hangover from before C99 added the real,
> standard types.
> We really don't want to be screwing around with non-standard nonsense
> like DWORD, u32, and whatever the BSDs use which ISTR is different
> again.
> Just join us in the 21st century and use the C standard types. Yes,
> they're different to what you were used to in the last millennium.
> You'll get over it.

I have the same opinion - use the types C99 provides.

Christian Gmeiner, MSc

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