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From "Robert Andersson" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Help with POST command
Date Wed, 20 Aug 2003 23:12:26 GMT
Joseph A Nagy Jr wrote:
> Robert Andersson wrote this in an attempt to be witty and informative:
> <Snip>
> > That is because a 64-bit machine can store 8 bytes in a word
> > ('username' is 8 bytes, but on other systems you can only have 32-bit
> > variables, so a long name as 'username' doesn't work.
> >
> > PS. Don't believe everything you read ;-)
> >     See:
> <snip>
> So what you are saying is that on my PII I wouldn't be able to allow a
> long name for the username?

Not if it would try to store it in a machine word, which it, of course,
doesn't try. Sorry if the sarcasm wasn't obvious enough :)

> And wouldn't 32-bits be longer then 8-bytes?

No. 32 / 8 bits per byte = 4 bytes (octets).

Robert Andersson

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