Re: Do I need 64Bit if RAM is more than 4 GB?
On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 00:33 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 20:48 -0700, Karl Hegbloom wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 08:45 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > > Back when segments were 16 bits wide, yes it was a pain. I'm old
> > > enough to have done assembly programming on the 8088. (Now that I
> > > have the wisdom of time, I understand why Intel did what they did,
> > > even though the 68K was much cleaner.)
> > ? Well, so why did they do it that way?
> They? Motorola or Intel?
Well, both then. Why did each make the design choice they made wrt
segmentation vs a 'flat' address model?
> > Let me guess... it's just so that you can get more than 16 bits of
> > address space for one program?