Re: GCC 4.1 now the default GCC version for etch
In article <20060616143926.C27570@bolthole.com> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>there appears to currently be a sparc release of debian,
(not currently a release candidate for etch)
>and it appears to claim to support some kind of limited 64bit support.
>There are some unstated things from the page that I would like to bring to
>the table as relevant:
>1. since it is sparc, I would presume debian/sparc is "big endian"
>2. since the amd64 arch now has 64bit applications (?) I would guess that
> at some point, the debian sparc folks may follow suit.
It does support 64-bit applications. However, in almost all cases
compiling for 64-bit just makes the application slower. Don't expect
all 64-bit mode support for sparc.
(amd64 is only faster in 64-bit mode because of all the poorly
designed x86 32-bit instruction set.)
Blars Blarson email@example.com
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