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Subject: Re: [boost] Need some 64-bit testing help.
From: Neal Becker (ndbecker2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-01-17 13:26:05

John Maddock wrote:

>>> in that directory with whatever 64-bit compilers you have access to.
>>> Many thanks in advance! John.
>> You mean it has only been tested to work with extended-precision x87?
> No I mean it's only been tested on a machine with a 32-bit registers. It's
> the integer manipulations I want to double check - there are some
> expressions which could conceivably be optimized in a way that would fail if
> 64-bit registers are used - I believe they shouldn't do so if the standard
> is strictly followed - but sometimes compilers can play a bit fast-and-loose
> when optimizations are turned on. If necessary I have a fallback, but let's
> see if there's an issue first.
> John.

I'm confused. As I'm sure we all know, 64 bit amd x86_64 uses 64 bit pointers,
but int is still 32 bit.

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