The question in question: How much faster is a 64-bit CPU than a 32-bit CPU? [closed]
I was recently trying to find a past answer of mine which detailed word-length and performance penalties, which included some very good information (obviously biased, as I wrote it).
I understand that the question was not constructive, and thus closed - but I feel that it provided a significant amount of information to the Super User community (not to mention the other sites that steal Super User questions and answers, like this one - click if you can't view deleted questions).
Would it be worth un-deleting the question? Would it be worth re-visiting the topic of word length and performance implications, but in a more neutral manner? I'm not opposed to re-writing that answer (and posting another Q&A-style topic), but wanted to know what the community thought of it first.
I just think the whole "32 vs 64" bit topic is still relevant to some users, and furthermore, I attempted to answer the question irrespective to word length (only using 32 and 64 bit numbers as examples). I assume the re-written question would be "How does a processor's word length affect the operation of a computer?", but wanted to make sure it was valid here.