From: Maxim Yegorushkin (maxim.yegorushkin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-11 03:40:26
On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 09:30:00 +0400, christopher diggins
> The question I have is whether in practice though are there are any
> compilers which have stricter alignment requirements on small types (<=
> sizeof(void*)) than a void pointer. In other words, is it possible with
> any known compiler to actually throw the runtime error ?
You can probably force do the same thing as malloc() from glibc does and
use a default alignment of 8 for 32bit and 16 for 64bit platforms:
Alignment: 2 * sizeof(size_t) (default)
(i.e., 8 byte alignment with 4byte size_t). This suffices for
nearly all current machines and C compilers. However, you can
define MALLOC_ALIGNMENT to be wider than this if necessary.
-- Maxim Yegorushkin
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