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From: Rob Stewart (stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-08 11:30:54

From: David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>
> I don't understand why you'd choose int for one and short for the
> other when they have the same range requirements: both int and short
> are required to be at least 16 bits and neither short nor int is
> required to be more than 16 bits. Can you explain that?

AFAIK, the only thing you can say about the size of int is that
it must handle the INT_MIN to INT_MAX range on a given platform
and the only thing you can say about short is that it is no
bigger than int and at least one byte.

Have I missed something that requires both to be at least 16

Rob Stewart                           stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer           
Susquehanna International Group, LLP  using std::disclaimer;

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