small bitmap.c patch

Michael Sweet mike at
Sun Sep 23 04:05:01 GMT 2001

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 22, 2001 at 07:33:42PM -0400, Michael Sweet wrote:
> > Theoretically, yes, however no compiler I know of actually does
> > this, since many data structures are used for raw "wire" or "file"
> > data (i.e. TCP/IP headers, etc.) and any compiler that actually
> > implemented this would instantly break existing code.
> That's why we use packing/unpacking functions and never
> put structures onto a wire/file.
> Writing structures like that is just bad code (IMHO:-).

Then there is a lot of bad code in Linux, *BSD, etc. :)

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products                  mike at
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