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Keen to go _ExtInt? LLVM Clang compiler adds support for custom width integers

Arthur the cat Silver badge

Anyone else remember PL/I?

Declaring variables with specific widths like BINARY(17) or DECIMAL(7). Or more likely the abbreviated forms BIN(17) and DEC(7). PL/I also had the wonderful "feature" that the checkout compiler handled a subtly different language from the one the optimising compiler supported so code deemed valid by checkout would fail to compile under optimise (or vice versa).

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