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#n2878: nsec_t && timespec::tv_nsec

Discussed on 17.05.2022; verdict: delayed; quoth PhD:

  • implementation-defined SIGNED integer type (must be signed)
  • talk to Nick Cannon (Austin Group / POSIX) about timespec change since POSIX owns it
  • should not have a name (nsec_t is used in user code, we could break people)
  • Denied for C23, but can be allowed for C2Y/C3a (whenever the hell that is)

#n???? (p1): timespec::tv_nsec

nsec_t -> /* see below */ + "shall be of an implementation-defined signed integer type capable of…"