On Thu, 6 Aug 2015 14:55:43 +1200, Michael Cree wrote:
Personally I can't understand why anyone would
want to use a 32-bit
system for any serious computing having been programming on 64-bit
systems for 17 years.
Call me a sentimentalist, but I can remember what a breath of fresh air
it was to move from 16-bit to 32-bit systems, so I still have some
fondness for them. :)
32 bits made whole categories of software practicable which were simply
too hard to do in 16 bits. For example, writing code in C or Pascal, as
opposed to assembler, BASIC or FORTH.
Do we have new categories of software which are not practicable in 32
bits, but are in 64? Otherwise, it’s simply a matter of being able to
cope with a lot more data at once. I don’t think the code of any
program has come close to 4GiB.