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Re: Loader Magic

On Tue, 2004-01-13 at 15:06, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jan 2004, Jerry Haltom wrote:
> > So, which is default on a AMD64 machine? For my machine, I consider 64
> > bit default and 32 bit legacy. :)
> according to the standard document, 32 bit libraries are
> default, due to their better memory efficiency for most uses.  64-bit
> libraries are used for selected binaries which require large address
> space support (i.e., probably not 'ls' or 'diff'.)

I wonder if Standards Folk are counting the extra registers in their
memory assessment. If gcc is optimized to make good use of them, are the
memory req's still as strenuous?

I don't know about this stuff at all. :)

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