Wish 64-Bit versions?

Discussion in 'B4J Bugs & Wishlist' started by ShaneG30, May 20, 2015.

  1. ShaneG30

    ShaneG30 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    @Erel - Will you ever build B4X in 64-bit? I know B4X doesn't use that much memory, but it would be nice to have a 64-bit version.

  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Maybe. As the IDE is written in .Net it is a matter of 5 clicks. However I don't think that you will see any difference.
  3. Troberg

    Troberg Well-Known Member Licensed User

    If you don't actually need 64 bit (much memory or heavy on 64 bit data manipulation), don't. As the instructions are larger, the program will be larger, using more memory with no performance gain at all.

    This might change in the future, as memory becomes a less important limitation, but I don't expect that to happen soon. It seems like any advance in memory technology is used up before it even hits the market, as lazy coding makes even simple programs memory hogs. For example, a file browser shouldn't need 30-50 MB per window, a web browser shouldn't use 50 MB per tab (and I've even seen Chrome use several hundred MB, in one case 1.3 GB for a single tab...).
  4. stanks

    stanks Active Member Licensed User

    Well the problem is that it should use so much mem. As everything else ppl should waste their money on such things. As one Guy said once....winblowz will run smoothly on future hardware :)