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

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Fri Dec 19 08:03:00 EST 2003

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

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

It seems to me the right thing to do is to cook up a test in the configure
script which checks the number of bits in an unsigned char and sets a cpp
macro which the code in question then uses to compile the fast case for
8-bit chars and the slow case otherwise.


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