Re: Abnormal Bytes and Unicode: (was Re: Unicode FAQ addendum)

From: Torsten Mohrin (
Date: Mon Jul 24 2000 - 18:22:27 EDT

Kenneth Whistler <> wrote:

>So the first step to interoperability in big, interconnected system
>software using C is to set up fundamental header files containing
>well-defined datatypes of fixed sizes, to make up for the lack of same
>in the definition of C itself. The lack of fixed-size datatypes in C
>is now a *defect* in the language, and not an *asset* of the language.

The latest revision of ISO C has introduced exact-width integer types
(like "int8_t", "int16_t" and so on). These are also straightforward
names rather than "short", "BYTE" or "DWORD".


This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Tue Jul 10 2001 - 17:21:06 EDT