[Israel.pm] perl on 64-bit machine

Madani, Srikanth, VF-DE Srikanth.Madani at vodafone.com
Thu Mar 10 08:38:08 PST 2005

Gaal Yahas wrote:
 >   perl -le 'print "This is a " . 3.2*length(~0) . " bit machine."'

I ran the above line, and got:

	This is a 32 bit machine.

And what does that mean? That the address bus of my processor is 32 bits
That no process can access more than 2^32-1 memory locations?

(It's been a long time since my Computer Architecture classes)

Srikanth Madani

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