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Re: [Tinycc-devel] Bug Report (offset+cast)

From: Rob Landley
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] Bug Report (offset+cast)
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 21:36:20 -0400
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On Friday 11 May 2007 3:01 pm, Dave Dodge wrote:
> Aside: from a purely C standpoint the memcpy() solution isn't actually
> guaranteed to work either, thanks to C99's concept of padding bits.  I
> don't know of any real hardware where it would actually break, though,
> and if such a system does exist it's almost certainly some weird
> DSP/ASIC where if you're writing code for it you already know about
> these issues.

What are "padding bits"?

I strongly suspect this isn't something Linux has to worry about...


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