Codewarrior, C and data types

Started by mfilippa77 December 10, 2005

I mostly use integers in my apps with a DSP56F801. Today I realized
that all my "char" types are the same as all my "int" types.

I checked the Targetting manual and it says that basically there are
two possible sizes:

16bit: bool, char, short int, int (unsigned or signed)
32bit: long int (unsigned or signed)

Question: there is no data type for 8bit data? is there any advantage
of using all types (char, int, short) or just make them all ints and
simplify the code?