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Re: Recent checkins


From: Leo Korinth
Subject: Re: Recent checkins
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 13:28:21 +0200 (MEST)

On Wed, 8 May 2002, James Morrison wrote:

>
> --- Simon Law <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On 8 May 2002, Neal H Walfield wrote:
> >
> > > > And we know more specifically that:
> > > >
> > > > short int < int = long int.
> > >
> > > According to whom?  The world is more than just x86.
> >
> >     I agree.  On SPARC v9 machines:
> >
> >     char  :  8 bytes
> >     short : 16 bytes
> >     int   : 32 bytes
> >     long  : 64 bytes
> >
> > Simon
> >
>
>  Humm,
>    where did you get this information, any sparcv9 machines I have say a long
> is only 4 bytes.  I also don't know of any machine that has 8 bytes chars,
> even unicode doesn't use that.
>
>

long is 64 bit or 8 byte when compiled to a 64bit binary.

At school the compilers do 32 bit binaries as default,
but, for an OS, i think you would like to take advantage
of that modern sparcs is 64-bit.

/Leo




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