Subject: Re: powerpc gcc alignment problem
To: Dan Winship <danw@MIT.EDU>
From: Guenther Grau <Guenther.Grau@de.bosch.com>
Date: 01/14/2000 19:06:28
Dan Winship wrote:
> > isn't this is the wrong answer to the question? The question
> > was NOT why one would want to use unaligned access, despite
> > strict alignment is faster. The question was: Why strict alignment
> > is a performance penalty?
> Actually, the question was "why is STRICT_ALIGNMENT a performance
> penalty", and the answer is: because it doesn't make the compiler lay
> data out differently, it just affects how it accesses it in certain
Ahhh, thanx for clearing this up. So we are talking about the
macro and not about strict alignment. Then I'll shut up again.