Stable cvs version for 2.4

Jasmine Strong jasmine at
Wed Sep 4 10:54:03 EDT 2002

On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, Allen Curtis wrote:

> How about we add 1 byte which contains up to 8 bit fields?

Adding a byte will destroy the alignment.  you'd have to add a whole word.

We could have a #define to set whether we use the lsb of the address (on
aligned architectures) or an extra byte (on non-aligned architectures,
which won't care about the structure not being an exact multiple of words

> Using bits in pointer values sounds a lot like old Mac programming.
> Caution Will Robinson....

I agree.


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