[vtk-developers] 64 Bit Integer Data Array

Shawn Waldon shawn.waldon at kitware.com
Thu Feb 26 10:38:19 EST 2015

I have pushed a doc branch[1] to gerrit to attempt to make this clearer.
Did I miss any types I should have updated?


[1]: http://review.source.kitware.com/#/t/5507

On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 8:13 PM, David Gobbi <david.gobbi at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 5:56 PM, Sean McBride <sean at rogue-research.com>
> wrote:
>> I guess vtk__Int64Array predates vtkTypeInt64Array?  Is there any reason
>> to not deprecate it at this point?
> I believe that they were both added to VTK at the same time.
> On UNIX, vtkTypeInt64Array is a sublcass of vtkLongLongArray.
> On Win32, vtkTypeInt64Array is (was?) a subclass of vtk__Int64Array.
> Of course, this was due to the fact that "long long" was not a valid type
> on many of the compilers that VTK supported, hence 64-bit arrays were
> handled with __int64 or a 64-bit long wherever "long long" was unavailable.
>  - David
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