[fpc-devel] Widestrings in win32

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Sat Jun 16 11:10:43 CEST 2007

Op Sat, 16 Jun 2007, schreef Micha Nelissen:

> Daniël Mantione wrote:
> > {$ifndef FPC}
> > type ptruint=longword;
> > {$endif}
> > 
> > ... in order to be able to get their code to work on Win64 using FPC; this 
> You mean to let it compile on delphi (win32), while porting the code to
> win64 using FPC. It would compile on FPC anyway.

Yes, but this is exactly what many Delphi users are doing at the moment, 
i.e. component developers like RemObjects, Components4Developers are all 
porting to FPC in order to support Win64 and/or Linux while the majortity 
of their users uses Delphi. This might be both to support current 
users that need Win64 or to prepare themselves; starting the port in 2009 
or 2010 might be a little bit late.

So, in 2009 or even 2010 when Delphi for Win64 is released there will be a 
lot of code running on Win64 using FPC, and making it hard for people to 
compile such code on Delphi seems like Codegear is asking for trouble.


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