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Keen to go _ExtInt? LLVM Clang compiler adds support for custom width integers

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Re: Ugh!

Extra code for bitshifting is a given, but do you really want to be the one to write it? Personally I think it's the kind of stuff best left to the compiler.

If it's in a structure with alignment turned off via a compiler option, pragma, or what have you, and you string a bunch together, it will save memory. Then again, behaviour is compiler dependent (VC tends to create bigger structures with unused bits between structure elements).

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