Re: save_flags() should take unsigned long

Russell King (
Tue, 26 Mar 2002 16:54:35 +0000

On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 02:29:55PM +0100, David Weinehall wrote:
> The correct way to fix this would be:
> <in suitable header-file; suggestions welcome>
> typedef flags_t unsigned long;

You mean typedef unsigned long flags_t;

However, people will still write:

int flags;


because 'int' is faster to type than 'flags_t'. About the only way
you're going to stop it dead is to do:

typedef struct { unsigned long val; } flags_t;

and then save_flags(x)/restore_flags(x) use (x).val

Russell King (                The developer of ARM Linux

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