Peter Eisentraut wrote:
Am Freitag, 24. September 2004 09:34 schrieb Oliver Jowett:

Neil Conway wrote:

On Fri, 2004-09-24 at 16:51, Oliver Jowett wrote:

gcc (3.2.3 on Solaris 9) warns about a couple of places where a pid_t is
formatted with %d by a printf-family function.

For curiosity's sake, what formatting escape does gcc prefer?

I don't think there is an escape for pid_t, you always have to cast it.

I think what he was asking is this: Since pid_t has to be a signed integer type, but gcc does not accept %d for it, then it could be that pid_t is wider than an int, so casting it to int would potentially lose information.

pid_t on the Solaris/sparc system is a long (but both int and long are 32 bits). Some experimentation shows that gcc is happy with a %ld format specifier. But compiling the same code on a Linux/x86 system makes gcc complain when applying %ld to pid_t, so we will need a cast there either way.

I notice that elog.c casts MyProcPid to long and uses %ld. Amusingly, MyProcPid is explicitly an int..


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