[lfs-support] Chapter 2.3 Ken Moffat Ken
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 19:56:12 PDT 2012
Ken Moffat wrote:
> 3. Actually, you *don't* need to figure out all the 32 vs 64 bit
> stuff - unless you want to.
> GCC works better with more
> registers, which is one of the main reasons for using x86_64 - the
> drawback is that pointers are 64-bit so take more space
That was written several years ago. We can probably reword it to
recommend either a 32-bit or 64-bit Intel architecture.
With disk space plentiful today, the space issue is really not that
meaningful. I have not run into a package that doesn't build on a
64-bit system in quite a long while.
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