[erlang-questions] Erlang/OTP 13A and Darwin

Ulf Wiger <>
Wed Mar 25 10:27:35 CET 2009


2009/3/23 Camille Troillard <>:
>
> Outside a much larger address space, which are the benefits of a 64bits VM?

Well, as 64-bit architectures become more widespread, using a
VM that's optimized for 64-bit is likely to be more efficient than
using one that relies on the backward compatibility with 32-bit.

Read e.g. "HiPE on AMD64"

http://user.it.uu.se/~kostis/Papers/amd64.pdf

Otherwise, enabling a much larger address space /is/ by far the
most compelling argument for 64-bit Erlang.

BR,
Ulf W



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