[REBOL] Re: rebol 3 => 64 Bit problems
From: andreas:bolka:gmx at: 12-Feb-2009 21:48
Excerpts from Tim Johnson's message of Thu Feb 12 18:02:56 +0100 2009:
> A 64-bit rebol 2 should have been built long ago. If but a few server
> farms start converting to 64-bit and rebol binaries become inoperable,
> there will be such a stink that rebol3 will never overcome.
I have REBOL 2 running on several 64-bit machines:
$ uname -m
$ file `which rebol`
/usr/local/bin/rebol: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386,
version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.6.9, dynamically linked (uses
shared libs), stripped
$ rebol -qw --do 'print system/version'
So I don't really see what's becoming "inoperable" here? Neither Linux
nor Windows has any troubles running "legacy" 32-bit executables on
64-bit systems, if necessary. On some Linux systems, you have to take
some care (e.g. make sure the "ia32-libs" package is installed on
Ubuntu), but generally that's not an issue.