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Subject: Re: [boost] [Submission] RawMemory (24-bit integers and runtime-dispatch)
From: Joe Mucchiello (jmucchiello_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-07 22:04:43

My apologies for the useless message that just went to the list.... >Before I answer the first question regarding 24-bit integers, etc., >please allow me to kindly ask you: > >Where are you going to store the 24-bit integer that you read from >"raw memory" (= untyped memory = array of bytes) ? Or where is the >24-bit integer that you plan to write to "raw memory" stored ? > >(In what type of variable ?) It could be a vanilla int. Or a boost::integer::uint24_t. How about: struct foo { int rgb:24; int bar:3; int baz:4; int alpha:1; }; The point of your library is to interface with low-level file formats. Anything goes down there. >My answer is probably obvious by now. I am thinking about letting the >programmer use the ultimate weapon she has in her toolchest: > >  The mighty "if" instruction. I didn't need the long winded fluff.

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