[Novalug] 64bit vs 32bit
jerrywone at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 08:58:48 EDT 2008
while i don't write much code anymore,
there are gotchas, i.e. the 'special sauce'
extended features that needs to be written/
rewritten for a different architecture.
it would be really kewl if i could cite
a source here, but alas, as i'm too lazy
to code, i'm also too lazy to look it up ;-}
interpreters like perl, python and bytecode
java in most cases, just works, afaict
unless one goes out in uncharted territories
beyond shore, 'where the monsters lie'...
On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 5:11 AM, Ed James <edjames at greenbelt.com> wrote:
> If I install from source and compile apps written in the 32-bit
> era (like I'm doing when I write my own stuff), will the apps
> automagically always compile okay into 64-bit apps, or are there
> "gotcha"s that bite when such a re-compile is done?
> Ed James
> Quoting John Franklin <franklin at elfie.org>:
> > 32-bit apps can run happily in an otherwise 64-bit system. Yes, it
> > means you'll need to install all the 32-bit support libraries, so
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