Language extensions ?

Tom Tromey
Thu Mar 27 07:21:00 GMT 2003

>>>>> "Robin" == Robin Garner <> writes:

Robin> How does gcc do alignment on architectures like Intel ?

The basic rule, as I understand it, is that a field is aligned to its
natural alignment, which is most cases is its size.  (This varies for
some types on some platforms; for full documentation I think you have
to refer to the back end on a case-by-case basis.)

At runtime the GC aligns objects on an 8-byte boundary.  This fact is
exploited in libgcj.


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