Fwd: 64 bit cleanup completion?

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Thu May 18 17:57:44 UTC 2006

Any reply?

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> From: tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org>
> Date: May 2, 2006 5:37:43 PM PDT (CA)
> To: Ian Piumarta <piumarta at speakeasy.net>
> Cc: squeak vm <vm-dev at discuss.squeakfoundation.org>
> Subject: Re: 64 bit cleanup completion?
> On 27-Apr-06, at 1:03 AM, Ian Piumarta wrote:
>> He also reminded me that I'd been wanting to generalise the code  
>> generation such that the choice of image word size could be made  
>> at C compile time, rather than when translating the sources.  (The  
>> various constants appearing by value and that are currently set  
>> depending on the word size would instead appear by name in the  
>> code, and the build environment would be responsible for switching  
>> between 32- or 64-bit definitions for them.)  This would allow  
>> identical sources to generate all 4 permutations of image width  
>> and hardware pointer width.
> This would be very helpful I suspect. Do you
> a) have time to make those changes yourself, or
> b) have particular ideas on what to do about them if bar-a.
> tim
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