Significant deficiency in C

Mark Roddy mark at dmcnh.UUCP
Tue Sep 30 23:18:42 AEST 1986

[ re char promotion very inefficient for target CPUs with 8 bit registers ]

Very true. Good C compilers for 8 bit processors come with non standard
options that allow you to turn off promotion. The increase in speed and decrease
in code size is dramatic.

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