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__BUILTIN_TYPES_COMPATIBLE_P(3)                       Library Functions Manual

NAME
     __builtin_types_compatible_p -- GNU extension to check equivalent types

SYNOPSIS
     int
     __builtin_types_compatible_p(type_a, type_b);

DESCRIPTION
     The __builtin_types_compatible_p() is a GNU extension for determining
     whether two types are equivalent.  If type_a is equivalent to type_b, a
     value 1 is returned.  Otherwise __builtin_types_compatible_p() returns 0.

     The following remarks should be taken into account.

           1.   The architecture-specific size of the two types does not have
                an impact on the result.  For example, sizeof(char *) and
                sizeof(int) result the same value on i386, but the types
                naturally are not equivalent.

           2.   Type qualifiers are ignored.  The function returns the same
                value for long and const long.

           3.   The amount of pointer indirection affects the result.  For
                example, double * is not equivalent to double **.

           4.   Two types defined with typedef are equivalent if and only if
                their underlying types are equivalent.

           5.   The enum type is a special case in that two enum types are not
                considered equivalent.

EXAMPLES
     The following example combines __builtin_types_compatible_p() and the
     typeof(3) construct:

           #define __COMPARE_TYPES(v, t)      \
                    __builtin_types_compatible_p(__typeof__(v), t)

           ...

           if (__COMPARE_TYPES(p, double) != 0)
                   err(EX_DATAERR, "invalid type");

SEE ALSO
     gcc(1), __builtin_constant_p(3), typeof(3)

CAVEATS
     This is a non-standard, compiler-specific extension.

NetBSD 6.1.5                   December 21, 2010                  NetBSD 6.1.5