What do you call 64-bits?
By Chris Quenelle on Apr 07, 2007
You can use Sun Studio to build 32-bit programs and 64-bit programs. So what is that choice called, anyway? Is it "data model", "memory model", "data addressing model" ? Is it an ABI? And how is it related to those compilation styles on x86 where you can have large/small/medium/tiny memory models? Is that a "memory model" too or a "code model"? Our doc writer Richard started asking those questions, and Wikipedia wasn't really that helpful in the terminology department. Are there any other good sources for choosing a terminology? Check out Richard's blog for more details.