Thomas David Rivers wrote: > Well - it's not counter-intuitive on many machines... For example, > on the IBM mainframe - there is an instruction to load a character > into a register - but not one that loads *and* sign-extends. So, > you can get much better code if characters are unsigned by default.
Sounds like time to get out the wire wrap tools... and fix the hardware, not the software. > So in our C/C++ compilers for the mainframe, the default is > unsigned as well. > > I wonder if the AIX people were looking for mainframe > compatibility in this decision, or was it motivated > by the PowerPC instruction set? Does anyone know what > the Mac default is (since they are PowerPC based as well?) RS/6000's didn't used to use PPC processors at all; so it's probably intentional software compatability. -- Terry To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message