A 64-bit programming model in which longs and pointers are both 64 bits in length. Other standard C data types are shorter. Below is a table of sizes (in bits) for the standard C data types:

	Type		Size
	char		8
	short		16
	int		32
	long		64
	pointer		64

Having 32-bit integers makes it easier to have 32 bit programs coexist with 64 bit programs all in the same system.

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