TITLE

Managing the 8- to 32-bit processor migration

AUTHOR(S)
King, Kevin
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
EDN;Aug2012, Vol. 57 Issue 14, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers advice for correcting the problems in applications developed using C code during the migration from eight-bit to 32-bit processors. Using the C99 standard is presented to correct the variable size. Using casting with caution is offered as a tip when dereferencing with a pointer at the same time to make code portable between machines of different endian-ness. Understanding the limitations of the processor, and the application from a macro perspective are suggested.
ACCESSION #
79817365

 

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