Linked by David Adams on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 19:52 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
General Development Your company is ready to upgrade its custom applications from 32-bit to 64-bit. (Finally.) Here's 10 tips to help you make the transition as painless as possible.
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RE[3]: ?
by Carewolf on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 22:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ?"
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No, an int is 32bit on both 32bit and 64bit architectures. On windows even a long is still 32bit on 64bit, though on 64bit linux a long changes from 32bit to 64bit.

Integers are really only a problem if you try to store pointers in them, and that is a really odd sick thing to do.

You have much more problem with updating system-calls, and wierd interfaces that changes API depending on the architecture (like ODBC).

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