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Offset types are denoted as
where base_type is an integer type and unit the
specification of an unit.
The offset base type is the type of the magnitude part of the united value. It can be any integer type, signed or unsigned, of any size.
The unit specification should be one of the unit identifiers that are allowed in offset literals (see above), a constant positive integer or the name of a Poke type whose size is known at compile time.
Let’s see some examples. A signed 32-bit offset expressed in bytes
offset<int<32>,B>. An unsigned 12-bit offset
expressed in kilobits has type
offset<uint<12>,Kb>. The latter
type can also be written using an explicit integer unit like in
offset<uint<12>,1024>. Finally, a signed 64-bit offset in units
of “packets”, where a packet is denoted with a Poke type
Packet has type