[racket] preference: 32-bit or 64-bit racket?

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Mar 9 09:46:58 EST 2011

I use 64-bit so that I can link against more libraries (like SQLite.)
Almost all my MacPorts get compiled as 64-bit.


2011/3/9 John Clements <clements at brinckerhoff.org>:
> For the last four months, I've been using the 64-bit Racket on my spiffy new 64-bit Macs, and I'm now starting to wonder whether that's really the best choice. If I understand correctly, the memory footprint is likely to be substantially larger, and the payoff is--presumably--a speedup on certain kinds of program.  Those that frequently use ints that can be represented in 64 (or 63) bits but not in 31? Those that use doubles heavily? I suppose string processing could be faster, since (IIRC) we use 64 bits per character?
> In any case, I thought I'd just ask: how many of you are using 64-bit builds, and how many are using 32-bit builds? Are there compelling advantages to the 64-bit build that aren't occurring to me?
> John
> _________________________________________________
>  For list-related administrative tasks:
>  http://lists.racket-lang.org/listinfo/users

Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University

"The glory of God is Intelligence" - D&C 93

Posted on the users mailing list.