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Re: Concerns about AMD64 port

On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 11:43:20AM -0500, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
> 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
> worth.

I saw a quote long ago about the average increase in size for AMD64
64bit binaries was extremely small, iirc below 5-10%. So the increase
in size of native binaries probably offsets the need to load all the
supporting 32bit libraries for the one 32bit app you end up using.


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