[erlang-questions] term_to_binary and message passing
Thu Dec 28 16:12:43 CET 2006
> Internally within one VM the float will be represented with 3 words which means
> 12 bytes in a VM built for a 32 bit processor.
> Thus in internal message passing within a VM the float occupies 12 bytes.
> If the VM is BUILT for a 64 bit processor it will use twice as much
> i.e 24 bytes.
The docs say at
On 32-bit architectures: 4 words
On 64-bit architectures: 3 words
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