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Re: [avr-gcc-list] long character constants like 'abcd'

From: Jeff Barlow
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] long character constants like 'abcd'
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 07:47:35 -0800

Egil Kvaleberg <address@hidden>  wrote:

>Traditionally (as in K&R), 'ab' was technically a legal presentation for
>(('a' << 8) | 'b') or (('b' << 8) | 'a'). 

I have the "traditional" K & R (copyright 1978) right here in front of
me and I can find no mention of multi byte character constants. I know
some compilers support this syntax, but I don't think it's ever been
required to work.

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