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Posted on 1998-09-12
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Hi. I have two questions, really.
First of all: When I use sizeof, of elementary types, such as sizeof(short) : Is it done on-line or is the size calculated at compile time?
Second : Is it really useful to use short/char and such type to save space, or is everything 32 bit under windows95?
thanks!

   Ron (Who is using VC++ for this, under win95)
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1. The calculation is done at compile time.
2. Usually not. The compiler may pad it to 32 bit anyway, and if doesn't there may be a performence penalty.
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