[erlang-questions] halfword emulator state

OvermindDL1 <>
Tue May 31 07:09:53 CEST 2011


On May 30, 2011 9:47 PM, "Jeff Schultz" <> wrote:
>
> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 03:38:57PM +1200, Richard O'Keefe wrote:
> > On 31/05/2011, at 8:20 AM, Paolo Negri wrote:
> > > I would like to assess the state of development and recommended usage
> > > of the halfword emulator.
>
> > Could I just make the point that "halfword" is confusing?
> > I thought it referred to 16-bit units of something.
> > It might be clearer if called the "small pointer emulator"
> > or something like that.
>
> Or "compact pointer emulator" or "compact address emulator."
>
>
>    Jeff Schultz

Was it not only for 64bit, hence a halfword will only be 32bit, not 16bit?
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