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Re: curl_easy_setopt and typeof

From: Michal Marek <>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 16:32:06 +0200

David Shaw napsal(a):
> I think the recent changes to curl_easy_setopt may have had some
> fallout. GPG does stuff like this:
> struct
> {
> unsigned int myflag:1;
> unsigned int myotherflag:1;
> unsigned int verify_peer:1;
> } flags;
> curl_easy_setopt( curl, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, flags.verify_peer );
> That worked in the past, but now fails with "error: 'typeof' applied to
> a bit-field".
> It's arguable what the right thing to do here is. Certainly I can just
> cast that bitfield item to an int, but there may be other code out there
> that does similar things. Plus, there is a reasonable expectation that
> a bitfield item can be used as an int (it is, after all, an unsigned
> int, albeit a very small one).

Yes, but the docs say that you should pass a long here, not int. For the
time being, the macro allows int, too, because insisting on long would
cause too much warnings almost everywhere. But I think in such a corner
case it's really the application that should be fixed.

BTW, can you point me to the code doing this? gnupg-2.0.9 builds fine

Received on 2008-04-13