[fpc-devel] Win64 FPC is in wrong download location
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Tue May 4 11:18:34 CEST 2010
On Tue, 4 May 2010, Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 04 May 2010, at 09:46, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> Cross-compiling is OK for small mobile devices, but not for mature platforms and
>> daily development.
> Why not?
Because of 2 reasons:
1. you can't debug properly. And with that I mean an efficient
cycle. I tried debugging a 32-bit app on a 64-bit platform, and
gave up because of all the small but annoying things that didn't work.
2. You need all libraries installed for the target platform,
which is always a pain and sometimes plain impossible.
So I gave up. I can't afford to lose so much time on getting
things that should just work to actually work, when I can simply
do everything natively and not have any of these problems from
the very start.
I'm not saying it can't be done, but I do say that doing it natively
is simply much more efficient. I sleep better as well, then ;-)
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