Re: [Newbie] [Code] Room Flags MSVC 6

From: Carlton Colter (carlton@COLTER.COM)
Date: 10/11/02

>They both depend on the CPU architecture. For example, I can make my
>(ultrasparc enterprise dual) debian/linux-sparc64 autobuilder have
>64-bit wide ints. Or I could be running Solaris on a supersparc
>which is only a 32-bit wide architecture. Linux on Itanium or Alpha
>processors get 64. Solaris on an ultrasparc should get 64, but it
>depends on your compiler and environment settings. Linux on 32-bit
>x86 processors (IA32) only get 32-bit wide ints. I could go on, but
>I shan't. Point is, if you want to compile and run exclusively on
>64-bit hardware, fine, but if you code for 32-bit ints you're
>portable across most hardware architectures.

Very cool - and thanks for the lesson!  I have a friend that hosts my mud
on his Sun Solaris.. I checked with him after your post and he said it uses
64-bit hardware and the OS is 64 bit... so I can support more bits! WOO HOO!


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