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Re: what does print /s do?
On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 05:10:10PM +0000, email@example.com wrote:
> I have two questions:
> 1. What is the distinction between "pointer to single-byte data" and
> "pointers to and arrays of char, unsigned char, and signed char"?
> Or is this just poorly worded?
char, unsigned char, and signed char are examples of single byte data.
Members of a vector are also examples of single byte data. For
instance, the contents of an AltiVec or SSE vector register can be
interpreted as strings using print /s.
> 2. Under what circumstances does supplying or not supplying /s make a
> difference to the output? I can't find a case where it makes a
> difference. For example, when printing a pointer-to-char (here, "string"
> is a char array)
Try it with a vector type. /s only affects single byte data,
and (int *) in your example is four-byte data.