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It's interesting how knowing the lengths of types for different common machines was once really important.

Nowadays we can (reasonably) safely assume the sizes across most platforms.

Photo: The C Programming Language

@samathy I think this buries the lede :) The outlier is the system that doesn't "flow" into what we have today. I hadn't heard of it before and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeywel makes an interesting skim and you can see why it's 9bit.

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