On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 09:52:45PM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
> > Hmm... if you were to implement a set of pointers in such a way that
> > you can cheaply tell if an unknown pointer belongs to that set, you
> > would use a hashtable, keyed with something that is derived from the
> > value of the pointer casted to uintptr_t, I would think.
> The types intptr_t and uintptr_t are optional in ISO/IEC 9899:1999
> (C99).  So it would seem that I'd be covering fewer cases rather than
> more in that manner.

I think we already use uintptr_t in the codebase, and if it's not
present, we typedef it to unsigned long.  So I think it should be fine
(and well-defined) if instead of doing

  void *p, *q;
  if (p < q)

you do:

  void *p, *q;
  if ((uintptr_t)p < (uintptr_t)q)

Then on those systems where the compiler has some bizarre undefined
behavior checking, the code will work.  On systems that don't have
uintptr_t, the compiler is probably not smart enough to perform such a
check anyway.

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