Comments on the module-file format
mr at sun.com
Mon Feb 8 20:23:53 PST 2010
> Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 17:03:00 -0800
> From: jonathan.gibbons at sun.com
> Mike Duigou wrote:
>> Perhaps just a stylistic point but I don't really understand the predominance
>> of unsigned types in the file format. ...
> I think the spec is just following the long-established precedent of the JVMS.
> For example, see the spec for the class file format here:
Yes, that's right. The implementation will initially -- and likely
forever -- reject values with a non-zero high bit.
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