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From: Sherm Pendley on 31 Jul 2010 14:59
"Peter J. Holzer" <hjp-usenet2(a)hjp.at> writes:
> I would define a "32 bit program" or a "program built at/for 32 bits" as
> an executable which was built to run at an architecture with 32 bit
> registers (for example 686). It may run on an architecture where larger
> registers are available
.... and, to get back to the OP's question, running it on such an arch
won't magically make it take advantage of those larger registers. It
would have to be rebuilt in order to do so.
Sherm Pendley <www.shermpendley.com>