C++ Logo


Advanced search

Re: [std-proposals] CHAR_BIT might not be 8

From: Thiago Macieira <thiago_at_[hidden]>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2022 21:02:28 -0700
On Wednesday, 12 October 2022 17:32:36 PDT William Linkmeyer via Std-Proposals
> - Forget supercomputers; I’ve worked on plenty of embedded devices that have
> small CHAR_BITs

The minimum CHAR_BIT for C++ since C++11 is 8, It's not spelled out that way
in the text of the standard. But it requires that char be able to store any
UTF-8 code unit.

C has the same constraint since C11, but Unicode strings and characters are
optional there, so the constraint is optional.

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
   Software Architect - Intel DCAI Cloud Engineering

Received on 2022-10-13 04:02:30