[fpc-devel] Win64 FPC is in wrong download location

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Tue May 4 13:49:29 CEST 2010

Graeme Geldenhuys schrieb:
> On 4 May 2010 10:11, Florian Klaempfl <florian at freepascal.org> wrote:
>> Because it has no advantage over a win32 executable (it is very unlikely
>> that the compiler needs more than 2 or 3 GB and a native win64 compiler
>> is slower due to bigger memoy footprint) and because it would require
>> additional release preparations.
> BTW:
> So why is there a native 64-bit Linux compiler?  Shouldn't the same as
> what you mentioned apply to the Linux platform too? [if not, then I
> guess it's proof that the Windows platform is crap and slow. ;-)]

No. It actually proves that using 32 bit executables (and installer
packages!) on 64 bit linux is a pain. On windows, we can cover with two
installers Win2k (no idea about Win98) up to Win7 regardless if 32 or 64
bit, on linux things are much more compilcated.

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