ImportC and #pragma pack

Walter Bright newshound2 at
Fri Oct 1 02:56:08 UTC 2021

On 9/30/2021 4:52 AM, Dukc wrote:
> Let's see. Since it's not documented, it'd be unwise to write a struct like 
> that.

That has never, ever, stopped anyone before. People will often inadvertently 
discover a bug, then build their whole program around it.

For an example, in the olden daze, a popular C comment style used at Microsoft was:

//******************* Big Rocks and Tall Trees ********************\\

Note the last two characters. Microsoft C did not do \ line splicing per the C 
Standard. But my compiler did (yay!) But this code failed to compile:

//******************* Big Rocks and Tall Trees ********************\\

int x;

No matter how much I explained that this was a bug in Microsoft's compiler, it 
was my fault. I had to do what is called being "bug compatible" with Microsoft.

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