Richard Kenner
Tue Apr 22 11:36:00 GMT 2003

    But the compiler can't tell whether, when you specify alignment for a
    type, you mean for interface or for efficiency, so I think it
    shouldn't make an assumption that it's to be used only for the former
    case like you seem to believe it should do.

No, I don't believe that, but it's not relevant.  Because it *might*
have been meant for interface, the compiler is not allowed to change
the alignment of types.

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