"Heikki Linnakangas" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Magnus Hagander wrote:
>> On my platform (linux x86) it works fine when I just cast this to (int *),
>> but I'm unsure if that's going to be safe on other platforms. I had some
>> indication that it's probably not?

> No, I don't think that's safe. Some googleing (*) suggests that the 
> compiler is free to choose any integer type for an enum.

Yeah, it's absolutely not safe.

What I'd suggest is declaring the actual variable as int.  You can still
use an enum typedef to declare the values, and just avert your eyes
when you have to cast the enum to int or vice versa.  (This is legal per
C spec, so you won't introduce any portability issues when you do it.)

                        regards, tom lane

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