[fpc-devel] 64 Bit / 32 Bit

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Tue Oct 2 21:52:40 CEST 2007

Op Tue, 2 Oct 2007, schreef Alain Michaud:

> Hi,
>   in the 32 bits systems, the 'double' type is 64 bits long  and the
> 'extended' type is 80 bits long.  Are the 64 bits systems better than
> that ?

Of course not, because the sizes of the floating point types is 
defined by the IEEE 754 standard. On x86_64, you will have exactly the 
same types as on i386: single (32-bit), double (64-bit) and extended 


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