[fpc-pascal] Win64 release of FPC 2.6.2 missing

Graeme Geldenhuys graeme at geldenhuys.co.uk
Thu May 2 09:04:14 CEST 2013

On 02/05/13 01:33, Joao Morais wrote:
> Why do you need a 64 bit compiler? (just curious)

Huh? Because I was running 64-bit Windows 7, and needed to test and
resolve a 64-bit bug. My system was already setup with 64-bit Lazarus
and 64-bit FPC 2.6.0. I didn't want to read 10's of pages on how to
setup a cross compiler etc. Not to mention I have never had great
success (buggy end results) with cross-compilers in the past (though
that experience was all under Linux).

But like I said, my problem was resolved quite easily by simply
compiling it myself.

I personal opinion is that even though a 64-bit FPC under Windows might
not be as fast as a 32-bit FPC. They [the FPC team] introduce an
unnecessary stumbling block for those wanting to create 64-bit apps.
Linux, FreeBSD, MacOSX all have official 64-bit versions of the FPC

  - Graeme -

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