Subject: Re: ncr53c9x changes proposed
To: None <scottr@Plexus.COM>
From: Gordon W. Ross <email@example.com>
Date: 04/01/1997 17:36:44
> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 16:29:21 -0600 (CST)
> From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
> > I hope nobody minds an occasional "char pad" much.
> > They also make memory dumps in ddb easier to read...
> Well, I don't particularly like them, but I don't have a better
> suggestion, either. The only thing that I can imagine at the moment is
> that we teach gcc to align on longword boundaries by default... which, at
> first glance, doesn't appear tremendously difficult.
There are also compatibility problems with third-party libraries
if we change the default struct alignment rules. Can of worms...
Explicit structure padding is the easiest alternative.