64 bit coding

Alex Kiernan alexk at demon.net
Wed Apr 25 08:14:53 UTC 2001


Dan Foster <dsf at gblx.net> writes:

> Hot Diggety! Alex Kiernan was rumored to have written:
> > 
> > I've successfully built/run on 64 bit Solaris (an LP64 model), the
> > only problems I had were with Berkeley DB (which used to die every
> > night during expire with an internal LSN error).
> > 
> > Certainly linting it w/ 64 bit options is kinda noisy and whilst there
> > were some trivial ones, there were a lot of warnings which would need
> > pervasive changes to fix properly.
> 
> I'm curious what kind of things would need to be fixed properly from what
> you've seen?
>  

I forget exactly; IIRC it was things like /unsigned int/size_t/ to
shut up myriad warnings from string manipulations & such; but I only
played with it briefly.

-- 
Alex Kiernan, Principal Engineer, Development, Thus PLC


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