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LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
Quotes of the week
Posted Jun 14, 2012 21:44 UTC (Thu) by ballombe (subscriber, #9523)
Posted Jun 15, 2012 23:18 UTC (Fri) by faramir (subscriber, #2327)
1. syscalls probably won't be faster.
2. there certainly won't be more registers for user space apps.
3. multiprecision arithmetic is rare no matter what.
Even with those issues, I would still be happy to stop using a PAE kernel if I could retain my x86 user space. Unfortunately, I don't run Debian and it appears that is the only distribution that supports this out of the box.
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