[fpc-pascal] Win64 release of FPC 2.6.2 missing

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at hajny.biz
Wed May 1 13:55:04 CEST 2013

On Wed, May 1, 2013 11:30, Florian Klämpfl wrote:
> Am 30.04.2013 20:39, schrieb Graeme Geldenhuys:
>> Hi,
>> I just tried to update one of my Windows VM with the latest released
>> FPC. To my surprise there is no Win64 release for FPC 2.6.2 on
>> SourceForge? I only found a 32-bit cross-compiler.
>> Why is this?
> Because it has no advantage over the 32 bit cross compiler. FPC never
> hits the 2 or 3 GB limit, a 64 bit compiler executable is slower, 32 bit
> executables run perfectly on 64 bit windows. So we can just provide two
> installers: a basic one targetting 32 bit win and an additional one for
> people needing 64 bit development, all regardless of their host system.

This sounds like a good candidate for a new FAQ item (I couldn't find an
existing one by searching for Win64, but I may have missed something on
the currently used 3 inch display, of course)...


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