February 20th, 2005, 10:02 PM
Python in the 64 bit world
So is python optimized for 64 bit proccessors yet? I have been wondering if there is any enhancments in how python will run on a 64 bit cpu?
February 21st, 2005, 07:47 AM
Not that I'm aware of however Python should compile and run fine under a 64 Bit processor and may even be able to take advantage of some of the features of a 64 bit platform... this is speculation of course .
If you find a definitive answer please let us know.
February 21st, 2005, 03:42 PM
well i know for a fact that integers are larger, because the cpu can handle larger number without having to go to long(cpus handle long numbers diff. a 32 bit cpu can only handle an integer 2 ** 32 unsigned. while a 64 bit cpu can do the 2 ** 64 unsigned integer. I know that when compiled that python takes advantage of this because it is writen in c and c does go off of what the cpu can handle.
other than that i do not know of anything else