Why are void contents marked as having pointers?
none at anon.com
Sun May 31 13:50:50 PDT 2009
> You shouldn't cast structs or any other types to ubyte, because the
> memory representation of those type is highly platform specific.
> Structs can contain padding, integers are endian dependend... If you
> want to convert these to binary data, write a marshaller. You _never_
> want to do direct casts, because they're simply unportable. If you do
> the cast, you have to know what you're doing.
Never say never. Some cases like tmp files or whatnot where the same exe
will save and load the file never* have any need for potability.
*"never" uses intentionally :b.
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