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Re: Concerns about AMD64 port

On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Stephen Frost wrote:

> In general it is, there are specific cases where 32bit apps are faster
> but there's corner cases for everything.

32-bit apps will almost always use less memory.  For whatever that's

> I'll give it a shot, here's a list of some facts that may help you
> understand the reasoning some have used:
> 1) RH/SuSe have a /lib with 32bit libraries and a /lib64 with 64bit
>    libraries on their amd64 systems.
8) The multiarch work is necessary for other debian platforms 
(MIPS, ARM, etc) which also have varying ABIs.  It is hoped that the AMD64
work will lay a good foundation for proper support of these systems as

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