[New-bugs-announce] [issue26746] struct.pack(): trailing padding bytes on x64

Stefan Krah report at bugs.python.org
Wed Apr 13 04:38:49 EDT 2016

New submission from Stefan Krah:

On the x64 architecture gcc adds trailing padding bytes after the last
struct member.  NumPy does the same:

>>> import numpy as np
>>> t = np.dtype([('x', 'u1'), ('y', 'u8'), ('z', 'u1')], align=True)
>>> x = np.array([(1, 2, 3)], dtype=t)
>>> x.tostring()

The struct module in native mode does not:

>>> struct.pack("BQB", 1, 2, 3)

I'm not sure if this is intended -- or if full compatibility to
native compilers is even achievable in the general case.

components: Extension Modules
messages: 263315
nosy: mark.dickinson, skrah
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: struct.pack(): trailing padding bytes on x64
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.6

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