[chuck-users] 64-bit chuck

Roger Critchlow rec at elf.org
Mon Nov 10 15:02:40 EST 2008

Greetings Chuckists --

This looks like a lot of fun, but I have one axe to grind.

I see that the question of 64-bit chuck came up on the mailing list 2 years
ago and after reviewing the code I can see why nothing has happened since.

It's a little unfriendly to be so coy about this.  You're very careful to
discourage Mac and Windows users from attempting to recompile from sources.
But someone who's trying to compile on a 64-bit operating system gets no
warnings, no cautions, no under construction signs, nothing from the
download and build web pages to indicate any problems at all.  If you look
through the information files of the downloaded sources for indications of
64-bit problems, you find:

VERSIONS:  - corrected more issues on some 64-bit systems
VERSIONS:  - corrected issues on some 64-bit systems

Until you get around to fixing it, could you at least mention somewhere on
the web pages or in the information files that your code truncates 64 bit
pointers to 32 bits before dereferencing them so we can stop figuring it out
the hard way?



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