what does 64-bit python mean?

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Thu Mar 19 07:50:01 CET 2009


On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 11:45 PM, srinivasan srinivas
<sri_annauni at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> Could someone help me in understanding what 64-bit python means?

It's been compiled for 64-bit processors, so it uses 64-bit pointers
and 64-bit small integers. And I would think it would only work w/ C
extension libraries also compiled for 64-bit CPUs. So, the same
meaning 64-bit has for anything else really.

Cheers,
Chris

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