64 bit perl builds

David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk
Wed Jan 28 17:29:16 GMT 2009

  Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 8 subversion 9) configuration:
      osname=linux, osvers=2.6.18-4-xen-amd64, archname=x86_64-linux-thread-multi
      uname='linux pigsty2 2.6.18-4-xen-amd64 #1 smp fri may 4 02:40:51 utc 2007 x86_64 gnulinux '
      config_args='-de -Duse64bitall -Dusethreads -Dprefix=/home/david/cpantesting/perl-5.8.9'
      use64bitint=define use64bitall=define ...

So I told perl to build itself all 64-bitty, and it defined all the
right Stuff to do so, but ...

    cc='cc', ...
    intsize=4, longsize=8, ptrsize=8, doublesize=8, byteorder=12345678

Huh? intsize=4?

    alignbytes=8, prototype=define

and alignbytes=8?

Is this really a 64 bit perl like what I expected, or some crazy mish-mash?

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