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Re: short int always 16 bits or not?

Ken Brody
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On 4/19/2013 10:30 PM, Shriramana Sharma wrote:
> Hello and thanks people for your clarifications. My mistake for not
> reading the introductory text correctly.
> BTW despite my name, I am not really that good at Hindi (it's not my
> mother tongue), so (auto-?)translating to it doesn't really facilitate
> anything. (Thanks for trying though!)

I believe his point was that "ا क्यों किसी को *ी चार अन्य 8 बिट होना चाहेगा"
doesn't fit well into 8-bit characters, which IMHO facilitated answering
both of your questions:

why would anyone want char to be other than 8 bits?
*Is* char on any platform *not* 8 bits?

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