Subject: Re: Gcc question....
To: StrangeBrew <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/22/2001 15:20:15
On Mon, Jan 22, 2001 at 05:57:16PM -0500, StrangeBrew wrote:

 > My understanding is current version of GCC on 1.5 does not support
 > 64 bit integers.  Is this correct?  That is what I read from the
 > GCC docs (that the latest version is not ported to NetBSD alpha too).
 > I asked a couple of other folks to check this in my usual wacky way,
 > and get the same answer.  
 > Assuming this is correct, does this mean I have to do the linux
 > compat stuff and run the dec C compiler for Alpha to get 64 bit
 > int suppor?

"int"s on the Alpha are 32-bit, and "long"s are 64-bit.  Changing "int"s
to 64-bit would completely break the ABI.

The NetBSD/alpha compiler does, in fact, have 64-bit "long"s.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>