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Lies in education [was Re: The "loop and a half"]

On 2017-10-12, Steve D'Aprano <steve+python at pearwood.info> wrote:

> I don't think anyone should expect that platform specific details like the
> size of a char should be precisely the same between C and C++.

I don't knwo about that.

> Even two
> different C compilers could return different values.

Nope.  If sizeof char is not 1, then it's not C.

That doesn't mean that a char can't be 9, 11, 16, 20, 32, or 64 bits,
but sizeof char is 1.