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@node stddef.h
@section @file{stddef.h}

POSIX specification:@* @url{https://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/basedefs/stddef.h.html}

Gnulib module: stddef

Portability problems fixed by Gnulib:
@itemize
@item
Some platforms fail to provide @code{max_align_t}, which was added in C11:
NetBSD 8.0, Solaris 11.0, and others.

@item
@code{max_align_t} does not have the expected alignment on some platforms:
NetBSD 8.0/x86, AIX 7.2 with xlc in 64-bit mode.

@item
Some old platforms fail to provide @code{wchar_t}.

@item
Some platforms provide a @code{NULL} macro that cannot be used in arbitrary
expressions:
NetBSD 5.0

@item
Some platforms provide a @code{NULL} macro whose value does not have the size
of a pointer:
AIX 7.2 with xlc in 64-bit mode.
@end itemize

Portability problems not fixed by Gnulib:
@itemize
@item
Some platforms provide an @code{offsetof} macro that cannot be used in
arbitrary expressions:
Solaris 11.4
This problem can be worked around by parenthesizing the
@code{offsetof} expression in the unlikely case you use it with
@code{sizeof} or @samp{[]}.
@end itemize

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