[fpc-pascal] Set format
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue Nov 14 11:47:37 CET 2006
I have a quick question: are there (m)any people here who store/load
sets to/from files?
The reason is that we are considering to change the internal format
of sets in FPC on big endian machines. The reason is that this would
be necessary to allow byte-packing of sets (so that e.g. a set of
0..63 would only occupy 1 byte as opposed to 4 like is currently the
case). An added advantage would be that this would make gdb (the
debugger used by Xcode) display sets correctly on PowerPC's and other
big endian machines.
I'm afraid this may cause backward compatibility problems, but if not
too many people store sets in binary files, that fear is unfounded.
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