[Scummvm-devel] Re: [Scummvm-cvs-logs] SF.net SVN: scummvm: [21824] scummvm/trunk/engines/sky

Jonathan Gray jsg at goblin.cx
Wed Apr 12 07:55:14 CEST 2006

On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 04:31:01PM +0200, Max Horn wrote:
> Am 12.04.2006 um 14:43 schrieb Marcus Comstedt:
> >
> >Max Horn <max at quendi.de> writes:
> >
> >>P.S.: Reading through the logs: No, %t isn't part of the C standard.
> >
> >Yes, it is.  If you think otherwise, you are probably looking at an
> >outdated standard.  The current one is ISO/IEC 9899:1999.
> You are right, indeed, I was / am looking at the POSIX 97 spec, which  
> isn't agreeing with the ISO C99 spec in this regard (no surprise, as  
> it is based on C89)... The %t conversion character was introduced in  
> ISO C99 and is also in POSIX 2001/2004 (IEEE Std 1003.1-2001), which  
> is aligned with ISO C99.
> Unfortunately, we can't rely on anything from the ISO C99 specs,  
> since many of our targets system don't support it, and probably never  
> will (which is also why we can't use inttypes.h / stdint.h, amongst  
> other things) :-(
> >Not that it matters, since ScummVM is written in C++, not C.
> Even if it was written in C, unfortunately, it still wouldn't matter,  
> unless we decide to drop support for certain compilers / targets :-(

This a libc thing, not a compiler thing.
I'd be interested to hear of any platforms that don't support
it, just out of general interest...

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