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Re: Determining if host is 64bit

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Determining if host is 64bit
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2010 17:08:54 +0200

> Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 08:40:19 -0400
> From: David Boyce <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> For the record, in the Unix world there's mostly no such thing as a
> "64-bit host", or at least the definition is slippery. For instance
> Solaris goes both ways; it comes with both 32- and 64-bit versions of
> all shared libraries and you can build and run programs of either
> type.

It's the same on Windows.  But you still need a 64-bit host to run a
64-bit binary, maybe even to compile it.

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