[NTG-context] testing 32bit and 64bit versions in Win7 64bit

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Sun Apr 26 20:00:22 CEST 2015

On 04/26/2015 04:02 PM, Hans Hagen wrote:
> On 4/26/2015 12:19 PM, Pablo Rodriguez wrote:
>> [...]
>> Shouldn’t the 64bit version be much faster or am I missing something?
> [...]
> Fwiw, pdftex runs your test faster, and xetex about the same speed, 
> although on a more complex document mkiv gains on mkii unless of course 
> extra functionality not present in mkii kicks in.
> (And if you want to process xml ... well, then mkiv is definitely faster.)
> If you think that there's a bottleneck somewhere that shouldn't be, I 
> can look into it when I'm bored.

Many thanks for your extremely instructive explanation, Hans.

I’m happy with the compilation speed in ConTeXt MkIV.

I only asked because as an average computer user, I thought that 64bit
programs would be faster than 32bit programs.

Well, this isn’t the first time that the previous sentence isn’t the case.

Many thanks for your help again and your excellent work with ConTeXt,


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