32 or 64??

Odd iodine at runbox.no
Mon Feb 1 14:23:59 UTC 2010

Wybo Dekker wrote:
> Chris Jones wrote:
>>> I have: one of my software packages, important for me, is based
>>> on xview, which is an early Sun-development. My package does not
>>> compile on 64-bit machines, since xview is frozen and not
>>> compatible with 64 bits.
>> Nothing stops you working in 32 bit mode on a 64 bit system. 64 bit
>> is a super-set of 32, and completely backwards compatible.
> that's exactly what I do, but the statement was that no problems were
> expected for a 64-bits OS

The 64bit architecture was engineered specifically to be able to run
32bit x86 software natively. That's not a problem, it's a feature of
the architecture.

Also, there will always be problems, no matter what your system is,
64bit or 32bit.


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