64 bit perl builds

Robin Barker Robin.Barker at npl.co.uk
Wed Jan 28 18:30:07 GMT 2009

A Dave wrote:
> So I told perl to build itself all 64-bitty, and it defined all the
> right Stuff to do so, but ...
>  Compiler:
>    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?

I think its all right as long as ivsize = uvsize = 8.
I think intsize is the size of C's int not the size of Perl's int.


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