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Re: Bug#299442: osdsh: does not start on powerpc



On Fri, 2005-03-18 at 15:46 +0000, Jochen Voss wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2005 at 10:05:43AM -0500, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > On Fri, 2005-03-18 at 15:19 +0100, Wolfram Quester wrote:
> > > 
> > > On Fri, Mar 18, 2005 at 02:56:38PM +0100, Lo???c Le Guyader wrote:
> > > > Le 18 March 2005, Wolfram Quester, ? bout, prit son clavier pour
> > > > taper sur son ?cran:
> > > > > The solution is to write int c; instead of char c;
> > > > 
> > > > What about "signed char c;"?
> > > 
> > > Yes, I thought about this too, but according to man getopt_long
> > > getopt_long itselft returnes an int.
> > > 
> > > In the end, I think it doesn't matter.
> > 
> > If the type returned by the afunction doesn't matter, then what does?
> Huh?  The return type does matter: "unsigned char" will clearly not work,
> "signed char" and "int" might.

Why would you assign the return value of a function that returns an int
to a char, be it signed or unsigned?


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Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
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