posted by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2006 11:49 UTC, submitted by anonymous
"The C type system has been adapted to a great number of architectures. As C was adapted to new systems, decisions had to be made. Should the int type be the same size on every new system, or should it be the most convenient size on every system, even if this meant it wasn't always the same size? The first article of the series introduces the type system itself, explaining the basic types and the system of type qualifiers and storage-class specifiers."