Examples of Structure Alignment
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The following four examples each declare an aligned structure or union, and the corresponding figures illustrate the layout of that structure or union in memory. Each column in a figure represents a byte of memory, and the number in the column indicates the displacement of that byte. The name in the second row of each figure corresponds to the name of a variable in the declaration. The shaded columns indicate padding that is required to achieve the specified alignment.