[TUHS] v7 K&R C

Peter Jeremy peter at rulingia.com
Sat May 16 10:31:10 AEST 2020

On 2020-May-15 16:56:42 -0400, Steve Nickolas <usotsuki at buric.co> wrote:
>Isn't it nonstandard (although I am aware of some compilers that do it) to 
>default the type of char to unsigned?

The standard allows "char" to be either signed or unsigned.  The ARM ABI
defines char as unsigned.

I recall that Lattice C on the M68K allowed either signed or unsigned char
via a flag.  Setting it to "unsigned" generally produced faster code on
my Amiga, though some code assumed signed chars and broke.

Peter Jeremy
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