Re: C++ integral types on 64-bit OS (IA64)
From: Dan Pop (Dan.Pop_at_cern.ch)
Date: 8 Apr 2004 11:09:48 GMT
In <4074549C.6D26974E@daimi.au.dk> Kasper Dupont <email@example.com> writes:
>Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
>> However, it has
>> CHAR_BITS = 32
>That sounds nice. No need for all those weird
>encodings. If everybody would do like that the
>world would be a nicer place. Of course we would
>have some incompatibilities during the transition,
>but it couldn't be any worse than now?
Less nice than it looks: it's a freestanding implementation for embedded
control programming, devoid of most of the goodies you expect from
a hosted implementation for a PC, workstation or server.
It's done this way simply because the processor can only manipulate 32-bit
words, so the implementation's byte is 32-bit too.
-- Dan Pop DESY Zeuthen, RZ group Email: Dan.Pop@ifh.de