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Re: Multiarch crazyiness

Jesse Keating wrote:
On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 15:56:38 -0400
Matthew Saltzman <mjs CLEMSON EDU> wrote:

So on those archs one would want a 64-bit kernel and 32-bit apps,
except for large-memory programs or those needing 64/128-bit
numerical types (self-developed code, for example)?


Is that how it's actually handled by the installer?

We prefer 32bit on those platforms.

That's wrong for OCaml programs, since strings in 32 bit OCaml programs are limited to 16 MB (but effectively unlimited on 64 bit platforms). So 64 bit should always be preferred. Having said that we're still waiting for someone to port the OCaml compiler to Linux/ppc64 ...


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