19729, "mppf", "Should POSIX numeric types be opaque types?", "2022-04-29T18:44:38Z"
PR #19632 adds several opaque types for POSIX support, such as
off_t. It provides support for explicit casts from these to
c_int, generally. Should/could these types be defined as equivalent to an integer type, e.g.
extern type blckcnt_t = int(64) (or whatever is correct?)
Presumably one would expect to be able to, say, add
1 to a variable of type
off_t. It will take some work to support that if they are not numeric types in the Chapel type system.