Subject: Re: archive.c/arm32
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/24/1998 15:47:51
On Mon, 23 Mar 1998 20:27:15 -0800  "Chris G. Demetriou" wrote:

> > On Mon, 23 Mar 98 18:19:36 -0800  "Chris G. Demetriou" wrote:
> > 
> > > I'd love to hear a better suggestion, but...  8-)
> > 
> > Ok, really dumb question here - why does arm32 use unsigned chars?
> Because somebody, somewhere, decided that unsigned chars were the best
> idea for the ARM architecture.  I don't know what, if any, ARM
> architecture features justify that decision, but it wasn't one that
> was made by us.  It's not really something that we should be changing.
> (In other words, if the intent behind asking was to provoke change,
> you're barking up the wrong tree.)

No, no, no.  Just curious, is all.

> The PowerPC also uses unsigned chars, but it doesn't use our in-tree
> gcc sources, so hasn't tripped over the problem.

Thanks for the info.