On 7/20/07, Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
"Pavan Deolasee" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> The MAXIMUM_ALIGNOF value is set to 8 bytes in a Windows- 32-bit
> environment. I have very little knowledge about Windows, but at
> the face of it, this looks strange. Any idea why is this required ?
It's not entirely unreasonable. The same thing happens on HPPA,
which is nominally a 32-bit architecture but the hardware requires
8-byte alignment of doubles (and maybe int64 too, I forget).
On newer Intel hardware it'd make sense to pad to avoid misaligned
Anyway, we detect this directly based on the C compiler's behavior,
and you can't argue with the compiler about it. Whatever it's
doing is right by definition.
Ah, that makes sense. I was confusing myself with 64-bit architectures