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Re: Disappointed with 64 bit Linux



Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R <caf <at> omen.com> writes:
> Some programs assume [...]
> that a long will hold a pointer as it has since the 8086.

It will. A long is 64 bits on x86_64 (except with the broken M$ Win64 ABI, 
which luckily is not a concern on Fedora).

Of course, nowadays (ISO C99), those programs are supposed to use ptrint_t 
instead. But many programs are still stuck with C90, often also due to M$ which 
still doesn't support C99 in the latest Visual Studio C compiler!

        Kevin Kofler


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