Use data types defined in
stdint.h for better portability. These include:
int8_t uint8_t int16_t uint16_t int32_t uint32_t int64_t uint64_t // Not all compilers/platforms (especially microcontroller ones) support these last two int128_t uint128_t
This is because the data types such as int can vary in size between platforms. It is guaranteed to be at least 16 bits, but is defined to be the “most natural integer representation for a particular platform”, so on a 32-bit machine an int is likely to be 32 bits wide.