Data type problem

Stéphane ARQUER stephane.arquer at
Tue Oct 16 14:18:30 UTC 2007

I succeeded to compile with
#include <sys/types.h>

Thanks for your help.


Le 15/10/2007, "Ralf Corsepius" <ralf.corsepius at> a écrit:

>On Mon, 2007-10-15 at 15:15 +0200, Juergen Zeller wrote:
>> try things like this:
>> typedef signed char        int8;
>> typedef unsigned char      uint8;
>> typedef signed short       int16;
>> typedef unsigned short     uint16;
>> typedef signed int         int32;
>> typedef unsigned int       uint32;
>> typedef signed long long   int64;
>> typedef unsigned long long uint64;
>These are (POSIX, ANSII, ISO, C99) standardized types you are not
>supposed to define/typedef.
>As Joel already wrote: #include <stdint.h>
>> typedef unsigned char      byte;
>> typedef unsigned short int word;
>> typedef unsigned int       dword;
>If you really need fixed size types, use uint8_t, uint16_t etc.
>If you need a "byte" (in the sense of "minimal addressable machine
>unit") use "signed char" or "unsigned char".
>If you need 8-bit types, use uint8_t rsp. int8_t.
>Though on most modern architectures the assumptions of "char == byte ==
>8bit" etc. apply, there is no guarantee that they really are.
>Esp. on embedded targets these occasionally do NOT apply.
>E.g. in RTEMS, we have several architectures for which "int == 16bit"
>applies, and we have one architecture for which
>"char == short == int == 32bit" applies.

Stéphane ARQUER
CSSI - Division Aéronautique, Logiciels Embarqués
email: stephane.arquer at

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