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Re: Using 64 Bit Perl for Production Scripts.

by mhearse (Chaplain)
on Apr 19, 2014 at 00:04 UTC ( #1082838=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Using 64 Bit Perl for Production Scripts.

I am interested in this post. After all, what is the benefit of using 64 bit Perl vs 32 bit Perl? Obviously it should be able to address a larger amount of memory. But when is that useful? For me... probably never. But since you're doing SAN management, maybe you can break the 4GB boundary. If it is a matter of stability... I understand.
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Re^2: Using 64 Bit Perl for Production Scripts.
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on Apr 22, 2014 at 21:15 UTC

    Generally and generically speaking, I would recommend that “you should use the interpreter that is most-native to your particular operating system, which should be the one that is most-native to your hardware.”   If you are running a modern-day 64-bit microprocessor, you (so to speak ...) “owe it to that microprocessor” to be running an OS that expects what it can give.   And, in such an environment, you should run an application that is truly designed for it.

    “Naturally, there are exceptions,” and an entirely-justifiable example of such an exception would be a legacy library that is mission-critical but that has not yet caught up with the 21st Century.   You would perhaps consent to run a 32-bit interpreter for this compelling reason alone.   But you would be anxious for the inevitable future, panting for the day when it finally arrives.

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