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Hanno Meyer-Thurow wrote:
>Why I call it 64bit hacks?
>That patchset for 64bit support lets OpenOffice.org compile on amd64
>but then runtime is still unstable. One thing is to make OpenOffice.org
>compile on amd64. The other thing is to make OpenOffice.org runtime
>stable. That means some code just does not need fixing but a full
>rewrite from scratch until it works nicely on amd64.
>If I say something wrong anyone please correct me! Thanks.
Well, I disagree that the code needs a full rewrite. Why? All it needs
is correcting all places where it attempts to store pointers in 32-bit
variables. Admittedly, in the core of UNO this might happen a LOT (due
to its nature it does a lot of direct memory manipulation), but there's
no real reason why it should be re-written from scratch.
If the UNO runtime violated other portability issues (such as code
execution protection), it wouldn't run at all in 64-bit mode, perhaps
not even when compiled as 32-bit.
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