From: Hans Aberg (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 18 2005 - 18:09:33 CST
On 2005/01/18 21:28, Jon Hanna at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> 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.
You probably mean memory bus word alignment here, whereas I, of course,
speak about alignment in a wider sense. (Note that memory bus and CPU word
sizes need not be equal.) For example, I do not think C99 support a 21-bit
integral type, but there is support for a 32-bit integral type I think, and
it will be 32-bit regardless of memory bus word size.
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