Subject: Re: powerpc gcc alignment problem
To: Dan Winship <danw@MIT.EDU>
From: Guenther Grau <>
List: tech-toolchain
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
> cases.

Ahhh, thanx for clearing this up. So we are talking about the
macro and not about strict alignment. Then I'll shut up again.