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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/2] system_data_types.7: Add 'void *'
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Hi Paul,

On 2020-10-02 22:14, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 10/2/20 11:38 AM, Alejandro Colomar wrote:
>
>> .I void *
>>
>> renders with a space in between.
>
> That's odd, as "man(7)" says "All of the arguments will be printed next
> to each other without intervening spaces". I'd play it safe and quote
> the arg anyway.

Oops, that's a bug in man(7).
Don't worry about it.

Michael, you might want to have a look at it.

I'll also add Branden, who might have something to say about it.

>
>> > %p works with any object pointer type (or in POSIX, any pointer
type),
>> > not just void *.
>> In theory, no (if otherwise, I'd like to know why):
>
> Oh, you're right. I had missed that. In GNU/Linux hosts, though, any
> pointer (including function pointers) can be given to %p.
>
> The only platforms where %p wouldn't work on all pointers would be
> platforms like IBM i, which has both 64-bit (process local) pointers and
> 128-bit (tagged space) pointers and where you can declare and use
> pointers of different widths in the same program.

:-)

Cheers,

Alex

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