[erlang-questions] 64-bit erlang

David Hopwood <>
Sun Dec 2 07:24:26 CET 2007


David Holz wrote:
> Aren't the pointers inside the VM always 32-bit aligned?  Then just right-shift
> the pointer 2 bits and store the lower 32 bits of that.  That will ramp the
> addressable range from 4GB to 16GB.

Those two bits are already used -- see
<http://www.it.uu.se/research/publications/reports/2000-029/2000-029-nc.pdf>,
in particular figure 6.

-- 
David Hopwood




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