Re: LSB1.1: /proc/cpuinfo

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 12:02:34 EST

> If the PPC etc. have 32-bit ints then I stand corrected, but I thought the
> compiler ports on those machines used the native register size same as
> everybody else.

Nobody I am aware of uses 64bit int default types on a 64bit platform. Its
a waste of memory, bus bandwidth and instruction bandwidth. In almost
all cases a 32bit int is quite adequate and since size_t can be 64bit when
int is 32bit life works out nicely.

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