Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Feb 2018 14:15 UTC, submitted by Drumhellar
Mac OS X

When users attempt to launch a 32-bit app in 10.13.4, it will still launch, but it will do so with a warning message notifying the user that the app will eventually not be compatible with the operating system unless it is updated. This follows the same approach that Apple took with iOS, which completed its sunset of 32-bit app support with iOS 11 last fall.

This is good. I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.

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RE: Not a good thing
by ahferroin7 on Mon 5th Feb 2018 12:39 UTC in reply to "Not a good thing"
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Outside of x86, yes, there's really not much benefit unless you are handling very large amounts of data or need to deal with large numbers (though TBH, there are a lot more things that need to handle 64-bit integers than you probably realize, especially since files larger than 4GB are not all that uncommon).

On x86 though, the 8 extra general-purpose registers can actually have a pretty serious impact on performance of an application because the base register set is absolute shit (4 registers that all have odd restrictions on how they can be used as a result of the original hardware implementation).

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