Various software sizes calculation

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius at
Tue Oct 6 14:34:07 UTC 2009

On 10/06/2009 11:05 AM, Thomas Doerfler wrote:
> Ralf,
> thank you for your list. Surely you are right that it does not make
> sense to rely on a certain size when coding an application. But in
> various applications size matters. So if you have let's say 128KByte of
> RAM in your (space?) system and you need an answer to the question
> "which data types might be appropriate if I want to save an array of
> 16000 measured data samples" then getting this information may be quite
> important. ok?

No disagreement on this. However, in 90% of all cases, such questions 
come up, people are aiming at hacking around issues originating from 
type-size assumptions not being portable across architectures.

[RTEMS is full of these, ... and it's not that bad at it at all :)]


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