Re: [NEWBIE] [BITVECTORS] 128-bits on Windows?

From: George (greerga@CIRCLEMUD.ORG)
Date: 06/18/98

On Thu, 18 Jun 1998, John Woods wrote:

>Okay, I am sure everyone knows by now that Windows 95 is I'm gonna
>get to the point. Willthe 128-bit MUD upgrade work in Win95?

Windows 95 is a combination of code executing both in real mode (commonly
called 16-bit) and protected mode (32-bit).  The difference in 16 and 32
bit code being the size of the registers (ax, 16 vs eax, 32).

Linux (on x86), is purely in protected mode.

Does the above matter? Actually, no.

The 128-bit code works by splitting the variable transparently into 4
variables of 32-bits each.  So it'll work just fine.

George Greer, | Genius may have its limitations, but          | stupidity is not thus handicapped.    |                  -- Elbert Hubbard

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