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Re: [opensuse] 64 bit vs 32 bit RAM consumption
John Andersen wrote:
But for the most of us, sitting behind a compiler, we are at the complete mercy
of the compiler
writers, and there was a lag of over a year before these were optimized for
larger instructions and larger
registers. Just shlepping large chunks of text around was still done in small
32bit chunks until
the compilers caught up.

But that's an issue with the compiler, not the instruction set.
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