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Re: [csmith-dev] int8_t usage

On 09/09/11 07:45, Arthur O'Dwyer wrote:
On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 10:49 AM, John Regehr<regehr@cs.utah.edu>  wrote:
That would be 16 bit. :) I know, it's a pretty wierd arch!

Is this a conforming C implementation?  I thought it was required that int
is larger than char.

FYI, nope, it's only required that int be *at least as large* as
signed char.  I remember this from my comp.lang.c days. ;)  This can
cause huge problems with code that reads binary files, since you can
no longer distinguish EOF from a valid 'char' value, but hey, that's
why feof() exists.

Correct. :)

Paulo's setup doesn't totally surprise me. I've heard rumors of DSPs
where char is 32 bits (and so is short and int and presumably long),
although I couldn't actually name any such platform if you pressed me.

I can't name any where char is 32bits but mine, the XAP, has a 16bit char.


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