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February 9, 2018 14:23
Re: Windows doesn't recognize ssize_t XS typemap
Message ID: (Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker) writes:

> Karl Williamson <> writes:
>> The available typemaps displayed on Linux include ssize_t, but Windows
>> doesn't like it.  Any ideas, or should I file a ticket?
> The ssize_t type is not specified by ISO C (only POSIX) and is not
> provided by MSVC.  You should use the metaconfig-provided SSize_t
> instead.

However, the default typemap does not include Size_t or SSize_t.  I
propose adding these, so we can have portable signed sizes in XS.

I've pushed this, plus changing all ssize_t-s in the code to SSize_t to
the branch smoke-me/ilmari/SSize_t.

On the other hand, I don't understand the reasoning behind making the
parameter in XS::APITest::test_utf8_to_bytes() signed.  utf8_to_bytes()
takes a STRLEN*, so the ssize_t (or SSize_t) parameter causes a compiler
warning.  The commit message that made the change just says «For testing
purposes, this parameter should be signed when it comes from perl

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