Thread: tupedef datatypes

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    tupedef datatypes

    Hi evereyone,

    I've seen in many libraries to define new data types names. For example I was looking this

    /** C99 standard */
        typedef int16_t            BSX_S16;  /**< signed short */
        typedef uint16_t          BSX_U16;  /**<unsigned short */
        typedef int32_t            BSX_S32;  /**<signed int */
        typedef uint32_t          BSX_U32;  /**<unsigned int */
        typedef int8_t              BSX_S8;  /**< signed char */
        typedef uint8_t             BSX_U8;  /**< unsigned char */
        typedef int64_t             BSX_S64; /**< signed long long */
        typedef uint64_t           BSX_U64; /**< unsigned long long*/
        typedef uint8_t             BSX_BIT; /**< unsigned char */
        typedef uint32_t           BSX_BOOL;/**<unsigned int */
    What is the reason behind this? I mean, I know the purpose of typedef but I cannot see the reason of changing the name for example from int8_t to BSX_S8

    Thanks in advance

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    It's just a matter of style, I think.
    "Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning." - Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled

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    Thanks Zeus_!!

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