[fpc-devel]Win32 utils names

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Wed Jul 4 22:30:15 CEST 2001

At 13:10 4-7-01, you wrote:
>What is mean to rename MinGW32 utils used in FPC (as -> asw, ld -> ldw etc)?
>That was necessary (prevented overwriting) while binaries for differnt 
>targets were placed in the same directory but
>now it seems to be needless, I think.

It was/is used for cross compiling win32 from go32v2 running in a dosbox. 
It was also done to not confuse the as.exe from go32v2 with as.exe from 
win32 with eachother. Because the produce almost the same object files that 
can cause wrong executables to be generated


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