Subject: Re: rasops "attr"
To: Michael <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthias Drochner <M.Drochner@fz-juelich.de>
Date: 05/23/2005 20:41:29
> > Well, isn't wchar_t 32-bits on most architectures (36 on pdp10)? :-)
> umm... for some reason I assumed they were 16 bit.
As said, the "long" is an interface definition, for an indirect
function call. Whether a 16-bit type is specified or a "long"
doesn't influence performance or memory usage because calling
conventions (at least these I know) rount this up to a register
anyway. So it doesn't make sense to be stingy here.
> The drivers mentioned above just allocate one big block of
That's probably a waste. The driver could use its internal
types here. Both attributes and character codes are opaque
to the wsdisplay layer.
(There is one exception: character codes 32..127 must be
mapped to ASCII for the system console.)