[Haskell-cafe] OSX i386/x86 and x86_64 - time to switch supported platforms?

Max Cantor mxcantor at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 03:28:34 CET 2011

Doesn't 10.5.x have the ability to generate and run 64-bit binaries?


On Feb 4, 2011, at 10:19 AM, wren ng thornton wrote:

> Max Cantor wrote:
>> someone? wrote:
>>> I think the original poster is saying that the targeted architecture for OS X support
>>> should be the architecture that OS X assumes by default, and these days that's x86_64.
> That sounds reasonable to me. The big caveat is that OSX >= 10.5.8 && < 10.6 should still be targeted as well. While non-x86_64 Macs are quite old, OSX 10.6 is still pretty new and so there are a lot of people still using 10.5 (and our department still has a couple boxes running 10.4).
> So even though 10.5.8 defaults to 32-bit, it should still be actively supported (as an x86_64 architecture). Just pass the necessary flags to gcc :)
>>> It would be really nice for x86 mode to be well supported for a while longer.
> Yes, it'd be really nice to support 32-bit mode for a while yet, even if it isn't actively being targeted for improvements.
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> ~wren
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