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

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue May 4 13:51:24 CEST 2010

On Tue, 4 May 2010, Florian Klaempfl wrote:

>> @Florian
>> I believe you develop mostly under Windows. Maybe the FPC slowness should
>> be resolved before Delphi releases a 64-bit compiler?
> This cannot be resolved. A 64-Bit compiler has a bigger memory footprint
> because FPC uses a lot of pointers and pointers simply double in size on
> a 64 bit system.

This is correct, but it is only a part of the story if I am correct.

The i386 version of the compiler is simply much more optimized as the 64-bit
version (as are all FPC-generated binaries).


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