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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 Except when you are programming in Arduino. Also, char is signed or not depending on the device...

@deshipu @samathy Heh, I haven't done enough arduino programming for that to ever come up, so thanks!

@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 makes an interesting skim and you can see why it's 9bit.