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Re: GCC 4.1 now the default GCC version for etch

On Sun, Jun 18, 2006 at 11:40:03PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 18, 2006 at 02:24:35PM -0700, Blars Blarson wrote:
> > (amd64 is only faster in 64-bit mode because of all the poorly
> > designed x86 32-bit instruction set.)
> "x86 32-bit instruction set" and "designed" in one sentence? Hah.

How about the fact it has more registers available in 64bit mode.
People always said the x86 didn't have enough registers after all.
Using sse for floating point rather than the awful stack based x87
probably helps too.

Len Sorensen

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