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Re: does gcc support multiple sizes, or not?
- From: Bernd Jendrissek <berndj at prism dot co dot za>
- To: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: DJ Delorie <dj at redhat dot com>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 17:07:37 +0200
- Subject: Re: does gcc support multiple sizes, or not?
- References: <44E47ECE.email@example.com>
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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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