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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] sizeof of boost::int8_t
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-16 11:55:21
> running sizeof on a boost::int8_t returns 1, but what is the type?
Strictly speaking you're not allowed to ask that question... it's a secret
The idea is that int8_t is whatever platform-dependent type has 8-bits and
But since you ask, it's "signed char" on any platform you're ever likely to
encounter. You should never make any assumptions about the actual types of
the int#_t typedefs though - some of them really are "unmentionable"
platform dependent types on some platforms - but take a look at
boost/cstdint.hpp for the details.
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