Every time I visit my family for the holidays, as the date approaches, I find myself filled with dread. It’s nothing sinister, my family’s great, and the season is nice. The reason is simple:
I hate packing.
In fact, I hate both kinds of packing: trip packing, and bit packing. Let me tell you a story about bit packing.
If you’ve ever browsed around the available type attributes in GCC, you may have noticed the entry for “packed”. It seems straightforward enough, and if you’re trying to cram a lot of data in a system …[Read more...]