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-malign-double question



I've just noticed that the 3.1 documentation for the -malign-double
flag no longer contain the warning about structures; i.e., it used to
read:


-malign-double'
`-mno-align-double'
     Control whether GCC aligns `double', `long double', and `long
     long' variables on a two word boundary or a one word boundary.
     Aligning `double' variables on a two word boundary will produce
     code that runs somewhat faster on a `Pentium' at the expense of
     more memory.

     *Warning:* if you use the `-malign-double' switch, structures
     containing the above types will be aligned differently than the
     published application binary interface specifications for the 386.

I'd been burned badly by not paying attention to this in the past.  

What is the current situation?  

David


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