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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:
> On Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:41 pm, Grant Edwards wrote:
>
>
>>> Even two
>>> different C compilers could return different values.
>> 
>> Nope.  If sizeof char is not 1, then it's not C.
>
> Today I Learned.

It sure was an education the first I wrote C code for
a machine where

 1 == sizeof char == sizeof int == sizeof long == sizeof float == sizeof double

All were 32 bits.

Writing protocol code that dealt with the outside world via a serial
port was _painful_.

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