Re: C99 types VS Linus types

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 07:24:44 EST

On Llu, 2003-07-07 at 13:01, Albert Cahalan wrote:
> The days of non-power-of-two word sizes are
> gone for normal computing. Sign-magnitude and
> ones-compliment are dead too. Float is IEEE
> format, possibly skipping a few costly features.
> Nobody is going to go back to the old way.
> It's too bad the C99 committee didn't have the
> guts to make this official.

The C99 people have to handle non-normal computing too. C
has lots of little quirks (like pointers off the end of
array rules) from this.

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