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From: dfh@scirtp.UUCP (David F. Hinnant)
Newsgroups: net.lang.c
Subject: Altos C compiler funnies
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Date: Tue, 10-Dec-85 09:50:26 EST
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We have an Altos 586 running Xenix 3.0.  To us, the C compiler has some
rather unusual restrictions.  Specificly, the following declarations are
NOT allowed:
	long i; 		MUST be declared as "long int"
	short int i;		MUST be declared as "short"
	unsigned long i;	doesn't work at all
	unsigned long int i;	ditto

However both "unsigned i;" and "unsigned int i;" work OK.  The compiler
error message from "short i;" is "Type clash" while the error message from
"long i;", "unsigned long i", etc. is "misplaced long".

Is this normal for Xenix C compilers, or is just the Altos funny?

				David Hinnant
				SCI Systems, Inc.
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