[Oberon] Re (2): V4, 64 bit version;
joerg.straube at iaeth.ch
Sat Jan 16 00:57:41 CET 2021
I guess you will stick to the RISC5 instruction set. You have to decide, whether you want to store the rsc files in 32bit (as today) or will store them in 64 bits as well (although only 32 bits are used). Your decision has an influence on the bootloader, compiler and the loader.
Von: Oberon <oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch> im Auftrag von Charles Perkins <chuck at kuracali.com>
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Datum: Samstag, 16. Januar 2021 um 00:32
An: ETH Oberon and related systems <oberon at lists.inf.ethz.ch>
Betreff: Re: [Oberon] Re (2): V4, 64 bit version;
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 64-bit.
> 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.
Tel: +1 604 670 0140 Bcc: peter at easthope. ca
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