1. Was MT4 one of those cases? Because, that is what is actually at stake here if you intend to defend the OP's claim!
2. But that is not the fault of the OS (nor the application), and cannot be used as a "fact" to defend of the OP's claim. It simply is not relevant to the OP's claim.
3. Agreed and not disputing it!
4. Again, is it a behavior you have noticed on MT4 (as stated in point 1)?
5. No, it does not necessarily have to do with the quality of the implementation. Bigger is not always better, and using 64-bit for everything is an "overkill" for many a situation that does not need it. The fact that MT5 also has a 32-bit version, shows that MT5 can in fact accomplish many things without using it and that it should not be used as a measure to say that MT5 is better than MT4 just because it is 64-bit.
1. Yes, MT4 included. In my machine it run slower on a 64-bit OS.
2. But it's an adittional reason to upgrade to MT5. It's a limitation of the application. If that application were builded in 64-bit, it hasn't that limitation.
5. It only shows that there are people using a 32-bit OS. MetaQuotes developers don't want that people can't use MT5. They don't want to limit his users. That's the reason for a 32-bit version of MT5.
In my opinion MT5 is better than MT4 due to many more reasons. To have a 64-bit version is one of them, and it's an important one (at least, for me).
"All that the 64bit version can claim over a 32bit one, is that it can
access and manage more resources and maybe also slightly improved
processing power. That is all!"
It influences the functionality.
MQL5 got better in the last 12 months, especially in single threaded performance. However we have had to put in some nasty workarounds to bugs that Metaquotes don't seem to want acknowledge or fix.
And of course we're not permitted to discuss those issues on this forum because it's for "user issues" and not Metaquotes issues.
We should probably set up a "Developer group" that can review the top issues and put some pressure on Metaquotes from the development community, rather than having the platform being driven so much by Marketing and Brokers requirements.
Agree completely! I actually decided NOT to mention "bugs" in my previous post, but the truth is, there are several, and I have not used MT5/MQL5 as much or as extensively as I do MT4/MQL4, so there is probably many more I am not even aware of.
It would be great if MetaQuotes just had an open relationship with the users and had a bug-tracker, listing all known bugs, with the respective work-around, possible ETA for resolution, etc. - just like normal software development companies.
Who said it's not permitted ?
I suggest you to start a topic on that subject.
Since, I first started with MetaTrader 4, back in 2011, I was already on Windows 7 64-bit. In fact, I have always been using it on 64-bit systems and during all that time, I have never, not once, had any trouble with any product, EA, Indicator, Script not working because it was a 64-bit system.
Mainstream 64-bit hardware has been out since cerca 2003 and 64-bit OSs a few years thereafter. Windows 7 64-bit was released in 2009. We are now in 2017.
Relatively speaking, I think you may be living way back in the past!
Let's see. MetaQuotes announced :
“We do not expect to see any developments to come out of MT4 ever again. Given this, MT4 is slowly dying out”.
Therefore, as Alain said yesterday:
There will never exist a 64-bits MT4 version, forget it.
On the other hand, MetaTrader has already a 64-bit version (MT5).
So, you only have 2 options:
1. MT4, a 32-bit only version platform, without any further development in the future by developers (MetaQuotes).
2. MT5, a platform with both (32-bit and 64-bit) versions, whose development MetaQuotes have exclusively focused in.
There are no more options, nor will there ever be.
You can choose.