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Comment: Scientific computing (Score 1) 262

by Fruit (#45781273) Attached to: Linux x32 ABI Not Catching Wind

Desktops aren't the intended audience for x32. This stuff is for very specific scientific compute jobs that are pointer intensive (i.e., graphs etc). You won't see GNOME/KDE/whatever packages for this architecture.

The popularity of this arch won't manifest itself in general purpose software packages: most computation will be in one-off custom programs that are never released. That doesn't mean this architecture isn't popular, it just means you're using the wrong metric.

An engineer is someone who does list processing in FORTRAN.