Everything you ever wanted to know about C types, Part 1, What's in a type?

A 32-bit big-endian integer by any other name

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Peter Seebach

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: January 03, 2006

This article, first in a four-part series, introduces the basics of the C type system, with an overview of what it means to talk about type and a discussion of the basic types (integer and floating point) in some detail.

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