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Migrating 32-bit Applications to 64-bit
on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 19:52 UTC, submitted by
Your company is ready to upgrade its custom applications from 32-bit to 64-bit. (Finally.) Here's
to help you make the transition as painless as possible.
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on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 11:55 UTC in reply to "
No, an int is 32bit on both 32bit and 64bit architectures.
Well, yes and no.
Yes in the sense that I personally don't know any 32bit environment either where this wouldn't be true but also No because the only thing you can safely assume is that an int is not shorter than a char and a char is at least wide enough to hold 8 bits.
That's why there are types with specified lengths, e.g. int32_t
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