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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: [APR] Comments to proposed function interface
Date Sat, 23 Jan 1999 21:38:30 GMT
Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> Martin Kraemer wrote:
> >
> > All parameters which specify the the size of an in-memory-object
> > should be `APRSize' with an appropriate typedef somewhere in the
> > platform specific parts.
> Part of me likes that, and part of me dislikes it.  I guess the
> Java fixed-and-reliably-sized primitive types have spoilt me.
> It's almost certainly less important here, since no-one is
> expecting the object code to be portable the way Java bytecode
> is.

If anyone is expecting sizes to be portable in C they've clearly got no
clue at all! Just coz Java has the luxury don't think you can have it

It isn't a matter of "less important", it is a matter of reality.




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