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From: Greg Colvin (Gregory.Colvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-08 12:35:50

At 08:23 AM 08/08/2002, Philippe A. Bouchard wrote:
>> > I'm sure C++ support of C headers implies integers are size of a machine
>> > word in C++.
>> Philippe,
>> That's not even true in 'C'. The concept of a "machine word" never appears
>> in either of the standards.
>Well nearly everything is based on this assumption, starting with the Linux

Have you read the Linux kernel? If not, you will find it an excellent
lesson in how to organize your software so as to separate portable code
from processor-specific code. You might also check out the extensive
Boost discussions on aligned storage. It has been many years since one
could just assume that an int is a machine word.

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