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RE: [avr-gcc-list] 24 bit Integer

From: Weddington, Eric
Subject: RE: [avr-gcc-list] 24 bit Integer
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 08:39:50 -0600


> -----Original Message-----
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> org] On Behalf Of Moritz Struebe
> Sent: Monday, July 14, 2008 8:32 AM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: [avr-gcc-list] 24 bit Integer
> Hi everyone,
> I was just wondering whether it's theoretically possible to 
> use a 24bit 
> Integer, and whether there is certain reason why 24bit aren't 
> supported.

A 24-bit integer is not supported by the C language. In theory, support
could be added to GCC, but then it would be considered an extension to
the C language. And it would also be difficult and/or time-consuming to
add to GCC.

But personally, I would like to see support added for 24-bit integer
types as the AVR port could really use 24-bit pointers for larger
devices (ATmega256x, avr6 architecture).

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