64-bit port of Python (was: Circular references and python)

Mats Wichmann xyzmats at laplaza.org
Tue Feb 8 17:32:22 CET 2000

>[ptmick at mail.com]
>> Tim, I presume that this was a port to the UNIX 64-bit data model
>> LP64
>Beats me:  KSR did a 64-bit Unix before Official Buzzwords were invented to
>classify the approaches.  char, short, int & long were 1, 2, 4 & 8 bytes
>respectively; pointers were 8 bytes.

That's LP64.  longs and pointers 8 bytes, ints remain 4.
LLP64 means other than for pointers, you have to say
"long long" to get an 8-byte entity.  ILP64 means all
of int, long, pointer are 8-byte.

Mats Wichmann

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