From:  pierre.php@gmail.com (Pierre Joye)
Date:  18 Sep 2013 07:55:45 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.php.net/php.internals.win
Subject:  

Re: [INTERNALS-WIN] Full x64 for Windows Update????

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hi!

On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 4:42 PM, Hans Z  wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM, Pierre Joye  wrote:
>>
>> hi,
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Jorge F. Hernandez
>> wrote:
>>
>> >  Hello Pierre,
>> >
>> > I understand you guys are getting annoyed with me asking the same
>> > question over and over again, but as you might recall, first I got a
>> > "Probably in version 5.5" 5.5 came out and it's just experimental, most
>> > of the x64 capabilities are not available, like memory_limit, then you
>> > guys
>> > told me "Maybe in version 5.6", all I'm asking is for an update
>> > saying:"we are at 25%, 50%,
>> > 75% of all the work that needs to be done, we plan it to be ready by
>> > xx/xx/xxxx" or something like that.
>> >
>> > I hope you also understand me, I'm just a Linux guy that wants to throw
>> > in my manager's face that PHP is better than ASP in Windows.
>> >
>>
>>
>> x64 won't make it necessary better. It won't be much faster, if at all.
>>
>> The only thing that x64 will bring is large integer support, large file
>> support and the likes.
>
>
> The other thing is trying to use x64 SQL Server (and possibly DB2) client
> libraries in server environments.  After dealing with the first, I basically
> skipped the second :)

Well, as far as I can tell (well, I can tell a lot right now), it is
not supported yet, but that's coming soonish. I can't give a date yet
but this is something independent from the core x64 support. We will
provide the binaries just like we do already for other PECL
extensions.

Cheers,
-- 
Pierre

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