[Python-ideas] Exact integral types in struct
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Mar 21 07:31:39 CET 2012
Serhiy Storchaka wrote:
> I think that in the documentation for the struct module should clarify,
> what is the *standard* size and alignment.
Yes, it's a bit perplexing the way it casually throws in the
word "standard" without any elaboration at that point. It leaves
the reader wondering -- which standard? It sounds like it's
referring to some widely-recognised standard that the reader is
assumed to already know about, whereas it's actually something
made up for the struct module.
Also I think it would help to point out that the standard is
designed to be platform-independent as well as compiler-independent.
One can infer this from what is said, but it wouldn't hurt to
point it out explicitly.
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