Subject: Re: -current RAIDframe on alpha compile fails
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alan Barrett <email@example.com>
Date: 02/12/2000 09:38:57
On Fri, 11 Feb 2000, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
> Adding parenthesis to make the casts apply to the whole expression seems
> to fix it. I'm curious why this is happening -- doesn't sizeof() return
> an int?
No, sizeof never returns an int. It usually returns an unsigned
int or unsigned long, but a perverse implementation of the C language
could arguably use unsigned short or unsigned char.
ANSI/ISO 9899-1990 section 188.8.131.52 says: "The value of the result is
implementation-defined, and its type (an unsigned integral type) is
size_t defined in the <stddef.h> header."
NetBSD used unsigned int on some architectures, and unsigned long on
--apb (Alan Barrett)