Common Porting Problem

Scott Locklin (locklin@lonsdale.lbl.gov)
Thu, 28 Nov 1996 14:38:33 -0600 (CST)

I know I'm going to be raked over the coals for asking this, as it's
probably been rehashed any number of times; here it goes anyway.

Lots of people write code which assumes the same number of bytes in
pointers & integers; when I try to compile such code it complains
something like
"warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size"
And when I try to run , it dumps core, like it's supposed to.

My question; is there a compiler switch I can use to make the pointers 4
bytes or the integers 8, so this stuff will work without major surgery?
Or am I doomed to wading through dozens of
"warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size"
messages?

-Scott

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