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Date: 2004-11-06 (09:26)
From: Sven Luther <sven.luther@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] 64-bit OCaml?
On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 09:05:18PM -0800, David Brown wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 09:02:11PM -0700, David McClain wrote:
> > I just obtained a new iMac G5 here. My cursory understanding is that this is
> > a 64 bit core processor. However, when I attempted to run config for
> > rebuilding the OCaml system, it reports a 32 bit system. What can or must I
> > do to coax OCaml to become a 64 bit system for this processor?
> Install a 64-bit OS on the machine.  Mac OSX is still a 32-bit OS.  You can
> enable -mcpu=G5 to make use of the 64-bit registers and such, the pointers
> are still 32-bits, which means that ocaml words will still be 32 bits.
> I don't know what Apple's plans are as far as 64-bit support in the OS.
> PPC linux runs native 64-bit on the G5, but it isn't all that stable, yet.

I think only gentoo has real 64bit (all packages built as 64bit), but you
don't really want to run gentoo.

Most other powerpc linux (debian, YDL, suze, mandrake seems to have dropped
ppc lately i think) are either pure 32bit only, or use a 64bit kernel with a
mixed 32/64 bit userland.


Sven Luther