Storable laws

Sven Panne svenpanne at
Sat Dec 16 14:41:13 UTC 2017

2017-12-16 15:16 GMT+01:00 Henning Thielemann <lemming at

> I thought that arrays require alignment of their elements.

Yes, and if you start aligned, the pokeElemOff law keeps you aligned. If
you don't start aligned, Storable never magically aligns the first element,
anyway, so this must have been intentional (e.g. an array within packed

In theory one could have an e.g. 7-byte data type with 8-byte alignment
requirements, but I think we can re-open the discussion when a processor
manufacturer is masochistic enough to do that. ;-)
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