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bloat tolerance?

This is kind of a survey for PowerPC Linux users.
Is it OK to make 32-bit PowerPC apps bigger and
slower to allow for running them on IBM's 64-bit
hardware? This would hurt everyone running Linux
on a Mac.

The "top" program could grow from 2.0 MB to 2.2+ MB.
(that's the run-time memory cost on _my_ system)

Somebody thought it was a good idea for a 64-bit
system to have all the apps be 32-bit. This means
that a 32-bit app has to use larger and slower
data types to handle some of its data.

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