Era Scarecrow rtcvb32 at
Fri Jul 27 20:06:51 PDT 2012

On Saturday, 28 July 2012 at 02:38:47 UTC, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
> On Saturday, July 28, 2012 04:31:40 Alex Rønne Petersen wrote:
>> But note, even then, that D only targets 32-bit architectures 
>> and up, while C can handle 16-bit architectures.
> True, but I'm kind of shocked that anything 16-bit even still 
> exists. _32-bit_ is on its way out. I thought that 16-bit was 
> dead _years_ ago. I guess that some embedded stuff must use it. 
> But really, I wouldn't expect the lack of 16- bit support to be 
> much of an impediment - if any at all - and in the long run, 
> it'll mean absolutely nothing.

  The largest majority of computers and programs aren't what you 
and me use on a computer, it's things that are everywhere and 
they remain hidden. Your watch, your calculator, smart cards, CD 
players, devices (Like CD-ROM drives). There are still 8bit chips 
you can buy, program and use. For the main common computers, yes 
32bit is going out of style.

  It's been a while since I looked over this list or catalog.

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