AL_ID

Converts four 8 bit values to a packed 32 bit integer ID.

Description

Macro AL_ID(a,b,c,d)
This macro can be used to create a packed 32 bit integer from 8 bit characters, on both 32 and 64 bit machines. These can be used for various things, like custom datafile objects or system IDs. Example:
      #define OSTYPE_LINUX       AL_ID('T','U','X',' ')
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