[fpc-devel] Extended in Win64

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue May 6 15:21:47 CEST 2008

On 06 May 2008, at 15:02, petr.kristan at epos.cz wrote:

> Why on Win64 on AMD64 is Extended type 64bit same as double and on  
> Win32, Linux32 and
> Linux64 is 80bit.

Because the original win64 releases did not support the use of the  
80x87 floating point unit, and it's still considered to be deprecated.  
The SSE/SSE2/SSE3/SSE4 units do not support the 80 bit floating point  

> It breaks for example this construction:
> procedure Swap(var X, Y: Double); overload;
> procedure Swap(var X, Y: Extended); overload;

This construction also doesn't work on all non-x86 platforms. The  
proper way is to use the following macros to conditionalise your code:



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