Shakil Khan wrote: > Hi All, > > Pardon me if I am writing this mail to the wrong group as I am too new to > BSD and programming stuff. You can redirect me to right group without > howling. By seeing some recent conversations(About the top status ;)) in > this group it made me nervous to ask for a silly question like this, but > it intrigued my mind too much so thought to delve into it keeping aside my > fear. > > I have a 64bit intel processor, Dual core machine and I have installed 64 > bit Linux as well as FreeBSD and thought of seeing the size of integer. On > both the platform my integer is showing 4 bytes which is 32 bit. I thought > integer are the most basic of the data types and governs the architecture > as 32 bit or 64 bit, so why integer shows me 4bytes instead of 8. Does > this means that even on 64 bit architecture we are limited to just 4GB of > RAM. >
No, because INT is not the only variable type available for numerical operations. Long and Long Long are 64 bits, and utilizing these types allows for larger than 4GB RAM addressing. -Mike _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"