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Re: GCC 4.1 now the default GCC version for etch

Lennart Sorensen <lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca> writes:

> 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

Exactly. Isn't the x86_64 instruction set basicaly the same as ia32
just with a few extra opcodes and more registers? Any general fault in
the instruction set should still remain.


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