[Python-checkins] Re: [Python-Dev] Re: python/dist/src/Objectsunicodeobject.c, 2.204, 2.205

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at iinet.net.au
Fri Dec 19 07:54:16 EST 2003

Michael Hudson wrote:
> Hye-Shik Chang <perky at i18n.org> writes:
>>BTW, do we really support architectures with 9bits-sized char?
> I don't think we want to make the
> lives of people porting to such architectures any harder than it
> already is...

TI make chips where the smallest addressable unit is 16-bits and 
sizeof(char) == sizeof(int) == 16 bits == 1 byte due to the way the C 
standard is written.

I don't think Python is ported to any such chip at present (the one I 
use is a DSP, and I would seriously question the sanity of anyone who 
tried to run Python on one of these critters), but it's a possibility 
that shouldn't be ignored. Porting to such a machine would be rather 
entertaining (sizeof() gets a _lot_ of work in the code for that DSP).


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