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 I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.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: The Myth of 64 bits
by ahferroin7 on Mon 5th Feb 2018 12:53 UTC in reply to "The Myth of 64 bits"
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So you're seriously dealing with enough pointers that it actually matters that they double in length on a platform that pretty much universally has at least 4G of RAM these days?

If that's the case, then you probably need to be re-evaluating how your code is written, as it can almost certainly be made far more memory efficient. Even the Linux kernel doesn't have double the memory footprint when built 64-bit that it does when built 32-bit, and it uses pointers all over the place and it has a very large number of other data structures that are larger on a 64-bit kernel.

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