telnet always tries

Matthias B. msbREMOVE-THIS at
Fri Jan 28 09:58:24 PST 2005

On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 13:50:17 -0500 Richard Betel <emteeoh at>

> I'm wondering if its a side-effect of the compilers. As I recall, the
> ANSI C definition of "int" was something to the effect of "a signed
> integer, who's size is whatever is most convenient for the compiler
> writer and target architecture".  So its possible that the
> Alpha/ARM/Sparc/PowerPC GCC is using a 64bit int,

AFAIK almost all 64bit platforms have adopted the LP64 model (i.e. long
and pointers are 64bit, int remains 32bit). I think I've read about only
one architecture (something from Sun???? I don't remember) that uses ILP64
(i.e. int=long=pointer=64bit).


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