Rich kids are into COBOL

Warner Losh imp at
Thu Feb 19 11:17:06 CST 2015

> On Feb 19, 2015, at 10:10 AM, Mouse <mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG> wrote:
> I've occasionally toyed with the idea of building a `code checkout'
> compiler, one which goes out of its way to break various assumptions
> which are not promised by the language but are nevertheless true of the
> obvious implementation on all even vaguely common machines.  (For
> example, void * and char * would be larger than, and use a different
> representation from, other pointer types.)

clang already does that, even for perfectly well defined constructs that the
clang folks got outlawed in the standards process. :(


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