[erlang-questions] 64-bit erlang

Lev Walkin <>
Wed Nov 28 10:52:17 CET 2007


Alex Arnon wrote:
> 
> 
> On Nov 28, 2007 11:02 AM, Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) < 
> <mailto:>> wrote:
> ...
> 
> 
>     How about using 32-bit words inside the process heap, and
>     "far pointers" to any off-heap data (including other
>     processes)?
> 
> ...
> 
> * runs away to the hills *
> 
> How insensitive - not everyone has recovered from 16-bit x86 assembly 
> terminology :)

Shivers!..

> But seriously - I this would make sense.
> Will this allow Mnesia/{d}ets tables to be unlimited then?


Perhaps, making it 64-bit for Mnesia/{d}ets as the only option
could be a viable path? This way, only {d}ets bifs would need to
know about LP size, all processess will continue being 32-bit.

-- 
vlm



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