Reason for Win64 instead of Win32 [Was: Re: [fpc-pascal] windows 32bit cross to 64 ?]

Sven Barth pascaldragon at
Tue Aug 17 10:11:24 CEST 2010

Am 17.08.2010 10:03, schrieb Marco van de Voort:
> In our previous episode, Sven Barth said:
>> Does anyone know the reason why 64-bit Windows was added as win64
>> instead of (x86_64-)win32? With Linux it was done the ${platform}-linux
>> way as well.
> It's afaik microsofts own designation.

If that's the only reason then that sounds a bit lame in my opinion... 
but what's done is done.

A pity that I wasn't there when support for Win64 was added :P

Thanks for the answer.


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