How can I compute the range of signed and unsigned types
gropp at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Apr 18 11:13:40 EDT 2001
At 09:32 AM 4/18/2001 -0500, Jared Hodge wrote:
> The specification for C and C++ aren't specific about the size of
>types, but I believe that for other languages they are (Fortran
Fortran only says that the sizeof(REAL) = sizeof(INTEGER) = sizeof(LOGICAL)
= 1/2 sizeof(DOUBLE PRECISION). In Fortran (aka Fortran 90/95) it is
possible to specify a desired precision, but the default sizes are up to
Java, on the other hand, does specify the sizes.
Code that needs the sizes should consider using the autoconf macros
designed for this purpose: AC_CHECK_SIZEOF .
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