[erlang-questions] 64-bit erlang

Christian S chsu79@REDACTED
Wed Nov 28 11:07:42 CET 2007

28 Nov 2007 10:48:44 +0100, Bjorn Gustavsson <bjorn@REDACTED>:
> What might be feasible for us to do is to provide more compact
> storage of data in ETS tables. Since the data is always copied
> to and from ETS, it could be possible to compact/expand data
> while copying. This is of course not trivial, but could be doable
> in a reasonable time (other things on our to-do list would have
> be delayed, of course).

Compromises such as these lead to ugly programs that will go and use ETS
just to save expensive resources today, and it will hurt us all when
16Gb costs $10.

Can the increased complexities of running several erlang 32bit nodes
on 64bit architectures be analyzed and made less of an issue?

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