At the spring WG14 meeting, there were various proposals on how to deal
with the intmax_t problem (intmax_t being baked into ABIs makes it hard
to grow it). One would have been to remove all use of intmax_t in the standard libary to get it out of the ABI. But in the end, a much more
radical decision was made: Remove intmax_t without replacement.
Do you have a reference to this? Did they really decide to remove
2020-02-29) is a proposal to keep (u)intmax_t but deprecate library
functions that depend on them. Removing (u)intmax_t altogether would
break existing code.
for some other similar proposals.
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