[squeak-dev] Re: [Pharo-dev] Pharo 64bit planned?

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 17:08:34 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 4:31 PM, Eliot Miranda <eliot.miranda at gmail.com>

> Hi David,
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 3:22 PM, David <stormbyte at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I did not see any progress over the time in making a (stable) release
>> of pharo in 64 bit flavor.
>> For servers, it is a common practice (and also a good one if no 32bit
>> executables are planned) to completelly disable 32bit support (by not
>> compiling any library in 32bit, disabling emulation of 32bit in
>> kernel), and also performance, as under 64bit, 32bit code runs slightly
>> slower.
>> The above make enough reasons to make it interesting to have a 64bit
>> version of pharo, but... Is it intended/in progress? Or nothing really
>> at the moment?
> 64-bit development of Spur is in progress.  There is a somewhat functional
> 64-bit Squeak Spur image and a functional Linux 64-bit Stack
> interpreter.  Coincidentally I'm currently working on an input event
> processing bug which only occurs in the real VM.  You may know that the
> next release of Pharo (Pharo 6?) is intended to be a Spur release.  Esteban
> Lorenzano is working on the Pharo Spur bootstrap.  I am working in Squeak
> and my priorities are first, to get the Spur Squeak 64-bit image working
> fully on the Stack Interpreter and then to work on an x64 JIT VM.  I expect
> that by the time Pharo 6 is ready to release, the 64-bit version will also
> be ready.

and I've understood and fixed the event processing bug (which was nothing
to do with 64-bits) so I can say that the Squeak Spur 64-bit Linux
StackInterpreter is functional (again).

Hope this helps.
> --
> _,,,^..^,,,_
> best, Eliot

best, Eliot
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