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 I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.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 grat on Mon 5th Feb 2018 19:43 UTC in reply to "The Myth of 64 bits"
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I presume this means you're storing a "char" (8 bit) as a 64 bit value?

If your code doesn't distinguish between bytes, short and long ints, perhaps you should put the keyboard away before you hurt someone.

Unless your code is spewing off pointers by the bucket, the extra 4 bytes per pointer shouldn't be costing you more than a kilobyte or two (256 pointers will cost you 1k. Are you really using thousands of variables in your code??).

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