RE: 32'nd bit & UTF-8

From: Jon Hanna (
Date: Tue Jan 18 2005 - 14:28:56 CST

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    32 bits is the natural computer
    > alignment, so that
    > is what one is stuck with.

    No it's not. 32 bits is the natural alignment on 32bit processors. That is
    neither a reasonable baseline of lowest-common-denominator tech, nor the
    state of the art, it's just one point in the stream of computer history.

    Jon Hanna
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