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From David Kerber <dcker...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: How to get fields list in order
Date Thu, 02 Nov 2006 15:10:44 GMT
Christopher Schultz wrote:

>David,
>
>  
>
>>Then I could just check the field type, and increment the byte
>>counter by the appropriate amount (i.e. if the java field type is
>>int, then I know the width in the passed structure is 4 bytes, etc).
>>    
>>
>
>As Chuck points out, this is unlikely to work. If the JIT for the
>platform decides to word-align your fields, and a word isn't 4-bytes
>long, you will get the wrong data. There's probably no good way to do
>this without a lot of trial and error followed by luck and an
>environment that never changes.
>  
>
That's the job of the package I bought that encapsulates all this stuff, 
so I don't have to understand it, just use it according to their 
documentation <Grin>.

Dave



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