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SubjectRe: LSB1.1: /proc/cpuinfo
Followup to:  <>
By author: Ville Herva <>
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> >
> > Nobody I am aware of uses 64bit int default types on a 64bit platform. Its
> > a waste of memory, bus bandwidth and instruction bandwidth. In almost
> > all cases a 32bit int is quite adequate and since size_t can be 64bit when
> > int is 32bit life works out nicely.
> I *think* long is 32 bit on Windows XP 64bit, though. I imagine they went
> with this hack to ensure backward compability or something. Can't tell for
> sure since the IA64 box lying around hasn't got a bootable Windows on it
> yet, just linux :).

Yes, 'doze uses int == long == 32 bits, long long == void * == 64
bits. This is because the 'doze API has a bunch of really bogus
assumptions hard-coded in it, back from the days when "portable" in
the M$ world meant "don't use int; use `short' for 16 bits and `long'
for 32 bits."

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