[luatex] fio library byte order
mj at ucw.cz
Mon Jun 22 10:52:30 CEST 2020
> Type punning is undefined behaviour. When you read from a different
> union member than you wrote to, there is no guarantee that you are
> actually reading the same memory.
I beg to disagree. Generally, type punning causes undefined behavior,
but there is a couple of specific cases explicitly allowed by the standard.
According to paragraph 6.5.7 of the C11 standard:
(1) A union containing a member of type T can be accessed as type T directly
(this also implies that union padding can be inserted only after the
members, not before).
(2) Any object can be accessed as (signed or unsigned) chars.
Have a nice fortnight
Martin `MJ' Mareš <mj at ucw.cz> http://mj.ucw.cz/
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