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From:
David Cantrell
Date:
August 14, 2012 10:10
Subject:
Re: RFC: pack()ing long words
Message ID:
20120814171002.GA783@bytemark.barnyard.co.uk
On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 07:18:42PM -0500, Craig A. Berry wrote:

> pp_pack.c has its terrors, but even I can see that if you unpack an
> integer type you get an IV or a UV on the stack (that's what mPUSHi
> and mPUSHu do).  What is it you want pushed on the stack when you
> unpack a 16-byte word?

Dunno.  I guess the thing that is the closest match to an int would be a
string of bytes in the right order, so a PV.

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