Q: signed vs unsigned char, PPC vs x86 gcc 3.3.5 compiler differences

Christopher Friesen cfriesen at nortel.com
Mon Oct 3 15:07:12 EST 2005

Bob Brose wrote:

> Does this mean the char in x86 is signed and in PPC it's unsigned?
> Has it always been thus?

 From K+R:

"Whether plain chars are signed or unsigned is machine-dependent, but 
printable characters are always positive."


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