[fpc-pascal] Binary code generated for Integer and PtrInt

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Fri Jan 2 21:16:35 CET 2015

Am 02.01.2015 um 19:31 schrieb Juha Manninen:
> Does it make sense to use PtrInt instead of Integer for optimization or code size reasons?

Hard to say, but I wouldn't expect a benefit because bigger data types means also more cache pollution.

> In other words, does the compiler generate faster or smaller code in 64-bit CPUs for the native
> integer size?

Normally the code is a little bit smaller (less sign extensions), but the data footprint is bigger.

> Does it depend on architecture?

The comments above are probably valid for all 64 bit CPUs except alpha which is not supported by fpc.

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