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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-15 05:00:32

Hi Philipp,

> On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 03:27:10PM +0400, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > I honestly don't know if somebody used 64bit mode with then Sun compiler.
> > In either case, that should not break anything in V2.
> As soon as you want to do serious numerical experiments you
> might want to be able to use the memory available in todays
> machines delivered by Sun to scientists. Our machine here at the
> institute has 32GB of RAM and 8 processors. Sometimes, I use all
> the memory for one single process (well, running on one processor
> only).

Sure, I understand that. A few years ago one person here routinely used all
2GB of then-more-or-less cool Sun server, so desire for 64-bit is clear
(That server is in disuse now, and I can't even get gcc to work there, that's
why I can't test on Sun).

> If the compiler has the ability to generate 64bit code, it
> should also be supported. It would be nice if bjam would have
> such a feature. Right now, I use the address-mode trick as
> suggested by you in <200407201631.49987.ghost_at_[hidden]>.

I think it might take some time to implement a proper solution, sorry.

- Volodya


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