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Re: does gcc support multiple sizes, or not?


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On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 07:35:58AM -0700, Mark Mitchell wrote:
> If you're willing to use integers, you'll have an easy time.  If you
> want the more elegant language semantics of multiple pointer sizes,
> you'll have to take the time to read through the C++ standard and think
> about all the potential impact of the extension you're proposing.  Or,
> you can decide to work on the middle end issues, try to get your patches
> accepted, and then come back to the front end issues later.

May I jog your memory about "named address spaces".  Are "near" and
"far" pointers something that might be able to be shoehorned into any
[future] infrastructure for supporting these named address spaces?  Same
for DJ's oddball pointers - could they fit?
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