[Oberon] Re (2): V4, 64 bit version;
chuck at kuracali.com
Sat Jan 16 00:31:30 CET 2021
In my case the interest is being able to use the full capabilities of a
64-bit platform, including addressing more than 4 gigabytes of RAM.
On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 2:37 PM <peter at easthope.ca> wrote:
> From: Charles Perkins <chuck at kuracali.com>
> Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:17:03 -0800
> > On review of the source, I see that LONGREAL is currently aliased to REAL
> > in ORB, suggesting that REAL may stay 32-bit and LONGREAL would be
> > Would the same be done for SET, introducing LONGSET perhaps?
> From the new Project Oberon book I had the impression that the gain of
> one type rather than two outweighed the loss of storing some numbers
> in capacities larger than necessary.
> If so, wouldn't any machine have only REAL, according to hardware
> capability, whether 32 bits or 64 bits or 128 bits?
> What are the requirements motivating interest in 64 bits? Numerical
> Thanks, ... P. L.
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