Subject: Re: Compilation / toolchain trouble
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: port-arm
Date: 03/19/2002 17:05:18
> On Tue, 19 Mar 2002, David Laight wrote:
> : Why not add two lines to make it:
> : 	___rtx_code_max = 16383,
> : 	___rtx_code_min = -1,
> : That should stretch the enum to 16 bits...
> However, the compiler shouldn't be complaining that we explicitly reserve
> *more* space than is needed to store the enum values.  (Less space might be
> a problem, but not more.)

While C++ allows you to create a bit-field that is larger than the base 
type, C does not.  However, one could argue that in the case of a packed 
enum that an excpetion could be made (up to the size that it would take if 
it were not packed).