[Haskell] GHC 64bit?

Ketil Malde ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Fri Feb 13 11:26:45 EST 2004

Axel Simon <A.Simon at kent.ac.uk> writes:

>> There is an IA64 port somewhere, and I suspect other 64-bit
>> architectures as well.  Presumably they support >4Gb?

> I wonder if such an effort is worthwhile. If all pointers are suddenly
> twice the size then the footprint of a program roughly doubles.

Hmm..how about 32 bit pointers, but with 8 byte boundary alignment?
This should give an effective pointer size of 35 bits, adressing
up to 32Gb. 

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