is there any word processing software for the pdp11?

Peter Corlett abuse at
Thu Dec 4 17:38:47 CST 2014

On Thu, Dec 04, 2014 at 02:21:50PM -0800, Guy Sotomayor wrote:
> On Dec 4, 2014, at 1:50 PM, Peter Corlett <abuse at> wrote:
>> So on systems where sizeof(int) <= sizeof(int32_t) -- which is everything
>> that matters
> Really?  Where have you been?  OS X the default has been to compile for
> 64-bits in which case sizeof(int) == sizeof(int64_t) since Leopard (10.5) in
> 2009.  The kernel went default 64-bits in Snow Leopard (10.6) in 2010.  OS X
> on x86 has always supported mixed 32/64 bit applications (as long as the CPU
> did) regardless of what the kernel was (a 32-bit kernel could run 64-bit
> applications).

Sorry, but you're wrong:

$ clang --version
Apple LLVM version 6.0 (clang-600.0.51) (based on LLVM 3.5svn)
Target: x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0
Thread model: posix

$ cat sizeof.c
#include <stdio.h>
int main(void) {
  printf("sizeof(int) == %lu\n", sizeof(int));
  return 0;

$ clang -m64 -Wall sizeof.c && ./a.out
sizeof(int) == 4

The width of a *pointer* matches the architecture, 32 bits for i386 and 64 for
x86_64, but the width of an *int* remains 32 bits for compatibility and
performance reasons.  The 64 bit integer type is called "long long" on both
architectures.  Obviously, one should use the typedefs in <inttypes.h> if a
specific width integer is required, even if only to document intent.

Have a look at the SysV ABI at for far
too much gory detail and prime pedant material.

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