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

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue May 4 19:24:32 CEST 2010

On 04 May 2010, at 16:47, Andrew Brunner wrote:

> Native debugging under x64 would be the number 1 reason or
> justification for doing the work.

A cross-compiler or native compiler has absolutely nothing to do with debugging (unless you debug the compiler itself). Binaries generated by a cross-compiler are bit-for-bit identical to those generated by a "native" compiler, and hence behave identically when debugging (barring bugs in the compiler, of which none are known as far as compiling for Win64 is concerned).

> The third and most important would be for consistency.
> Is it normal to have to cross compile to a platform you want to
> develop  under daily?

If it has no impact whatsoever on the development process, why would it matter?

>  Windows version of gdb offers better stability
> than that of Xwindows (gdm keeps needing to be started for threaded
> apps).

Then develop under Windows and use the Win64 version of gdb.


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