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Date: 2004-11-06 (05:05)
From: David Brown <caml-list@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] 64-bit OCaml?
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.