Re: data sizes in linux

On Thu, Aug 31, 2000 at 12:07:52PM +1100, Nathan Hurst wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Jack M. wrote:
> > What are the data sizes in linux?. Like how many bits ar in char, int,..
> /usr/include/bits/types.h

This is a function not just of linux but also the hardware --
you will in general get different results on an Alpha, a SPARC and
a pentium system.

You should therefore use sizeof() rather than hard-wiring the sizes
as constants.

Lee / Ankh

Liam Quin - Barefoot in Toronto - -
author, The Open Source XML Database Toolkit, Wiley, August 2000
Co-author, The XML Specification Guide, Wiley, 1999

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