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Re: [Tinycc-devel] question about bit-fields

From: Rick C. Hodgin
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] question about bit-fields
Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 17:17:04 -0400

Alright. Sounds good. I'm in. :-)

Best regards,
Rick C. Hodgin

-------- Original Message --------
 From: Michael Matz <address@hidden>
 Sent: Sun, May 27, 2012 04:49 PM
 To: address@hidden
 Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] question about bit-fields

>On Sun, 27 May 2012, Rick Hodgin wrote:
>> Didier,
>> You're able to take the code and modify that requirement.  It seems 
>> straight-forward enough that TinyCC is (in memory at compile-time) 
>> determining the target size, regardless of the storage size, and using 
>> that for the storage size in memory.  You could alter that code to 
>> always use the smallest storage-size, and automatically upsize to the 
>> larger form, such as something stored as 1..7 bits always being stored 
>> as a single byte, even if it's scoped as an int.
>If one changes anything at all then it only makes sense to change it so as 
>to be layout compatible with GCC.  A third layout (GCC, TCC-old, TCC-new) 
>wouldn't help.  Although the rules of GCC are relatively obscure and 
>complex in corner cases.
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