where does "CARD18" come from?
Jasper St. Pierre
jstpierre at mecheye.net
Sun May 19 22:28:54 PDT 2013
It's short for "Cardinal", as in "Cardinal number"
On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 1:12 AM, <wempwer at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was wondering where the names of various data types listed here may
> come from:
> Most of them are clear, but these ones picked my interest:
> a one-byte unsigned integer
> a two-byte unsigned integer
> a four-byte unsigned integer
> Do you know what is the etymology of these type names? Do they mean
> "character...", but what does "d" stand for? In Lisp "car" is a
> function that returns the first element of the list but I think Xorg
> has nothing to do with Lisp.
> History is interesting ;)
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