Follow-up Comment #2, bug #16457 (project freeciv): > I did many tests to try to get enumerators of size 1 or 2, but I failed to get it. I think the C standard permits sizeof(enumerated type) != sizeof(int), but it's rarely used.
> Maybe gcc requires a special option for it? I think it forms part of the ABI -- if you had different object files (/ dynamic link libraries, etc) compiled with and without such an option, they could misbehave when linked together due to disagreement over the size of objects. So in practical terms, I think it's a property of the platform. I think there is an ARM ABI that has enums fit in the smallest possible space, but I suspect it's not part of any common Intel ABI, for instance. Here's another example. <http://www.codesourcery.com/archives/arm-gnu/msg02684.html> > Would sizeof(enum blah) return the real size of the type? I believe so. _______________________________________________________ Reply to this item at: <http://gna.org/bugs/?16457> _______________________________________________ Message sent via/by Gna! http://gna.org/ _______________________________________________ Freeciv-dev mailing list Freecivemail@example.com https://mail.gna.org/listinfo/freeciv-dev