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On 7/23/07, Stefan Sandberg <> wrote:
A friend wrote this a while ago, might help illustrate how the cache
works, and why alignment is important.

Edwin Eyan Moragas wrote:
> hi list,
> i was looking at the source and i found this in luaconf.h:
> #define LUAI_USER_ALIGNMENT_T union { double u; void *s; long l; }
> i really don't understand the term 'alignment' as of yet.
> tried looking for some kind of explanation of this in the net
> to no avail.
> anybody willing to explain this? links for resources would
> also be greatly appreciated.
> thank you.

big thanks to all who replied. it got me started. :-)

edwin eyan moragas
aspiring programmer