None of those things require 64 bit to learn. None of them.Gavinmc42 wrote: ↑Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:27 am
For the main purpose Pi's are used for, 32bit is ok for kids.
Universities and the rest of us 64bit?
We are not going to get much performance improvement as the SDRAM is only 32bit wide.
That said, Gentoo64 is a delight to learn 64bit coding on.
Lots of 64bit learning to still to be done, Mesa3D, NEON, ML/NN/CV, Arm Compute etc.
Operative word for me is "learning", I'm not 24/7 using 64bit yet.
I started on 8bit micro's. Learnt loads on those. Use 16 bit embedded devices, learn a bit on those, but not much more than 8 bit. Same with 32 and 64. It's not the bit depth you learn, it's the principles, and those are the same whatever device you are using.
The phrase "Must have 64bit for learning" is nonsense. Saying "32 bits is OK for kids" shows a massive misunderstanding and is just a bit insulting to children and adults alike.