Linked by Tony Bourke on Thu 22nd Jan 2004 21:29 UTC
Benchmarks When running tests, installing operating systems, and compiling software for my Ultra 5, I came to the stunning realization that hey, this system is 64-bit, and all of the operating systems I installed on this Ultra 5 (can) run in 64-bit mode.
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Compiling 64bits vs writing 64bits
by Uruloki on Thu 22nd Jan 2004 21:36 UTC

There's a huge difference between simply compiling 32bit software with a 64bit compiler and actually writing them so they make the best use of the enhance capabilities.
There is also no need at all to use 64bits ints in cases where a 16bit int would more than suffice ..