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    SubjectRe: [patch] Input cleanups for 2.5.29 [2/2]
    Alan Cox <> writes:

    |> On Tue, 2002-07-30 at 22:55, Ben Pfaff wrote:
    |> > 1 The typedef name intN_t designates a signed integer type with
    |> > width N, no padding bits, and a two's complement
    |> > representation. Thus, int8_t denotes a signed integer type
    |> > with a width of exactly 8 bits.
    |> And arbitary alignment requirements. At least I see nothing in C99
    |> saying that
    |> uint8_t foo;
    |> uint8_t bar;
    |> isnt allowed to give you interesting suprises

    If it's part of a structure, then yes. The C standard has always allowed
    arbitrary padding between structure members. It's an ABI issue.


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