cc can't build 32-bit executables on amd64

Mikhail Teterin mi+kde at
Tue May 2 15:02:07 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 02 May 2006 05:59, Peter Jeremy wrote:
= But probably not as fast since it's using a generic 'C' core instead
= of a hand-tweaked assembler core.  I read Mikhail's comment as meaning
= that it is possible to build non-trivial 32-bit executables on amd64,
= there's just work still needed to make this work as a general case.

Thanks, Peter. You are correct, that was my meaning.

Interestingly, the assembler-optimized 32-bit routines made lame slower than 
the native 64-bit code in my experiments (one may wish to compare assembler 
vs. C lame on i386 too). But it all *worked*, which was the point...


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