Re: Off-topic

Marc Lehmann (
Fri, 7 Mar 1997 15:48:23 +0100 (MET)

>This returns a length of 6 which is what I want. Bare bones, left to
>gcc's whim, it would return a value of 8 as it quietly aligns the
>longword on a longword boundary. This IS what most people want. However,
>when you are dealing with a serial data-stream, you have to take what
>you get. Of course, you could pretend that the serial data stream was

Remember that your program gets totally unportable, it won't even
run under linux on other architectures...

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