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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] sizeof of boost::int8_t
From: Gottlob Frege (gottlobfrege_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-16 10:52:37

>> running sizeof on a boost::int8_t returns 1, but what is the type?
>> int/char?
> It's type is 'boost::int8_t' which guarantees it to have the size of 8 bits
> or 1 byte. Probably it is a typedef to some template instantiation.
> If you ask which underlying type is used to implement it, than it is
> probably char. As far as I remember C++ standard guarantees a char to have
> the size of 1 byte. But anyway you can take a look at the implementation of
> boost::int8_t.

Hopefully signed char, as I would expect 'int' anything to be signed.


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