> Right now the system is still making an assumption that I consider
> crufty: it uses typalign = 'd' (ie, DOUBLE alignment) for int8 data
> (long long int). As things stand, this would only cause problems on
> machines where long long actually has stronger alignment requirements
> than double. I've never heard of such a platform, but maybe they are
> out there --- has anyone heard of one?
No. At least not in our list of supported platforms; don't know what
Cray mainframes require, since machines like that are not necessarily
8-bit-bytes, 4-byte-longword machines.
> Is it worth adding a new typalign value specifically for int8, in
> order to make the world safe for int8 columns in system tables?
I would be comfortable making the same assumptions about int8 as for
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