Subject: Re: Fixing pointer-to-int casts
To: Ross Harvey <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/22/1998 00:48:07
>usually better to use void * or char * or some_other_type *. Remember
>that int is always 32 bits on unix, but long is 32 or 64. There is

Obviously you've never programmed on a Cray :-)  (int is 64 bits, short is
32 bits of integer precision but takes 64 bits of memory).  Kerberos
was hell to port to it.