Avoiding "assignment from incompatible pointer type" warning
Mon Oct 21 07:17:00 GMT 2002
"Moore, Mathew L" <MooreML@BATTELLE.ORG> writes:
> To help expand my (very) limited knowledge, does this mean that
> float f;
> int *p = (int*)&f;
> may not work even if sizeof(float) == sizeof(int)?
I think so.
Alignment is defined informally as:
requirement that objects of a particular type be located on
storage boundaries with addresses that are particular
multiples of a byte address
This definition is independent of the size of the type. Furthermore,
there's no way to determine the required alignment of a type.
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