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Re: cURL 7.19.7 v. VMS

From: Yang Tse <>
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 02:26:51 +0100

2009/12/23, Steven M. Schweda wrote:

> From: Yang Tse <>
> > Steven, If you want your changes, or part of them, to have a chance of
> > being reviewed or considered for inclusion you should be providing
> > 'diff -u' patches.

I've looked only into the initial part of that patch...

Once more quoting note 2 of curlbuild.h.dist...

> * As a general rule, curl_off_t shall not be mapped to off_t. This
> * rule shall only be violated if off_t is the only 64-bit data type
> * available and the size of off_t is independent of large file support
> * settings. Keep your build on the safe side avoiding an off_t gating.
> * If you have a 64-bit off_t then take for sure that another 64-bit
> * data type exists, dig deeper and you will find it.

So pleas, explain the reasons to absolutely ignore the above and gate
CURL_TYPEOF_CURL_OFF_T to __off_t in your patch.

Can you identify a 64-bit data type on vax-vms?


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