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On Tue, 08 Nov 2005 17:31:14 +0100
Sebastian Redl <sebastian.redl@...> wrote:
> >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.
I am no programmer and what you say sure is correct but of what i listened
from some OOo devs is that some parts (big or small) need rewrite to
get stable on amd64. However...
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