[texhax] proTeXt on Win 8.1 64 bit

Neal H. Walfield neal at walfield.org
Sun Oct 27 15:55:13 CET 2013

At Sun, 27 Oct 2013 09:32:52 -0400,
Jerry wrote:
> With that said, a
> 64 bit application runs faster and more efficiently on a 64 bit system
> than a 32 bit application does.

I'd be interested if you could substantiate your claims and they do
not match my experience or my understanding.  Concretely, using a
32-bit binary, you often effectively use half the memory (and thus
half the cache) that a 64-bit version would use: pointers are just
half the size.  Given register aliasing, the increase in available
registers on AMD64 is nice, but also not a serious advantage.



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