Subject: Re: sizeof ....
To: Richard Wackerbarth <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/01/1994 20:52:08
>In response to
>>   > Probably it should use 4 instead of sizeof(u_long), in fact.
>>   sizeof(u_int32_t) rather than 4, even...  8-)
>Roland McGrath <> writes
>>Perhaps we need to define a new constant SIZE_IN_BYTES_OF_A_FOUR_BYTE_QUANTIT
>>That seems safest.
>Not really .....
>(u_int32_t) is a very descriptive definition of the data stored.
>However, I might have some reason to implement a tagged scheme that has
>some bits in addition to the data bits (An old implementation of LISP comes
>to mind). This would require additional storage.

...  Um, did someone miss a joke here, or did I invent one somewhere along
the line?  :)


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