[fpc-devel] Another thread about the fact that official FPC releases are *unnecessarily* non-representative of the platforms it actually runs on

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 27 09:34:40 CEST 2020

Ben Grasset via fpc-devel <fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org> schrieb am So.,
27. Sep. 2020, 07:50:

> That last quote is absolute BS, to be very frank. There is no reason
> whatsoever not to use a natively-64-bit copy of FPC if running a
> natively-64-bit copy of Windows, and there hasn't been for well over half a
> decade at this point.

Yes, there is a reason: you can not build a i8086 or i386 cross compiler
with the Win64 compiler (or any non-x86 compiler to be fair) due to missing
Extended support. Thus the majority of the FPC Core team considers the
Win64 compiler as inferior and also unnecessary cause the 32-bit one works
just as well on that platform.


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