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

Vincent Snijders vsnijders at vodafonevast.nl
Wed May 5 19:11:31 CEST 2010

Jonas Maebe schreef:
> On 04 May 2010, at 19:40, Vincent Snijders wrote:
>> I don't know where to add this exactly in this thread, but the win64 version of Lazarus includes a native win64 version of the compiler. It is done because I think that to make sure it can compile Lazarus correctly, it has to be able to compile itself correct and create a running executable.
> Why do you think that a cross-compiler would not be able to create a runnable lazarus or compiler executable? (I'm not sure what the "itself" refers to in the above sentence) And in case you mean the compiler: under which circumstances does lazarus try to recompile the fpc source tree? (its makefiles or "build lazarus" commands at least don't do that, afaik)
> The only caveat I know of is that the top-level FPC makefile does not include support for bootstrapping using a cross-compiler (it is possible to to work around it manually, but that's not very nice). Of course, since a regular i386 compiler is also available, that one can always be used to build a new cross-compiler (and native compiler).

A cross compiler can create a runnable lazarus compiler, it just doesn't 
  actually run win64 code, when creating it, so it tests the win64 
capabilities of the compiler less.


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