64-bit Cygwin packages (was RE: Is the Latest Release of Cygwin supported on Windows Server 8/2012)

Cliff Hones cliff@hones.org.uk
Tue May 22 19:36:00 GMT 2012


On 22/05/2012 20:06, Matt Seitz (matseitz) wrote:
>> From: Cygwin-L On Behalf Of Warren Young
>> I would say that the vast majority of the packages in the Cygwin
>> distribution could not reasonably make use of 64-bit data spaces.
>>
>> However, one of your arguments in this thread cuts both ways: the fact
>> that there are a few packages that reasonably can do so means you cannot
>> say "we don't need it".
> 
> If someone wants a 64-bit version of a packages in the distribution, then how about they build a 64-bit version of the package and report the results?  That would give the distribution maintainers actual data about the costs and benefits.

Hear hear.  Well said.  Perhaps we can drop this tedious thread now,
or else TITTTL.  IMHO it has shown rather lamentable knowledge of
both compiler technology and RISC/CISC architecture from at least one
responder.

-- Cliff


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