Subject: Re: mklocale, take 2
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/18/2001 16:25:35
In message <Pine.WNT.4.33.0110181910520.1376-100000@todd>Todd Vierling writes
>On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
>: aren't #pragmas are by definition compiler-specific?
>Yes, and that's the point.  If the compiler doesn't support packed structs,
>the code should be uncompilable on that compiler.  

No, not really. You're assuming htat "#pragma pack" always means
the same thing --pack structs -- to all implementations. It needn't.

(NB: i'm just recycling RMS' arguemnt from the early 90s.)