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Re: A question on version numbers

From: Michael Sweet <mike_at_easysw.com>
Date: 2004-09-29 16:57:14 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> "Alexander L. Belikoff" <alexander@belikoff.net> writes:
>>>You're right -- I just misread my ANSI C doc in a dumb way. A long
>>>int is guaranteed to be at least 32 bits. Sorry for the confusion.
>>Really?!?! I may be quite wrong, but AFAIR, the *only* thing ANSI C
>>guarantees is that long int is *no less* in size than int (which, in
>>turn is no less than short etc etc).
> K&R (ANSI C) Second Edition, page 18, middle:
> "long integers are at least 32 bits."

IIRC, that K&R 2e book was released before the final ANSI C
standard was ratified and isn't considered to be authoritative.
(that isn't to say you aren't right, but just so you know...)

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software          http://www.easysw.com
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