In article <1994Sep6.180654.21...@mcshub.dcss.mcmaster.ca> ukrai...@soma.crl.mcmaster.ca (Andrew Ukrainec) writes:
>Another observation: at least according to the K&R C specification, shortIndeed not. Do we get 128 bit long longs in gcc however ?. The other thing
>int, int, and long int are not defined to be any specific bit length, and
>can all be equal to same bit length, as a matter of fact. The programmer
>who writes expecting short int = 16 bits should know that the code will not
>necessarily be portable.
>Therefore, there shouldn't be a problem defining
>short int = 32 bits
people for get is char != 8 bits always. The Honeywell L66 had
char=9bits(*) (or 7 depending upon compiler setting), short=36bit, int=36bit,
long=36bit). Made for some porting fun.
(*) 4 or 5 chars per machine word.
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