[fpc-pascal] FPC releases for Win64 - 2.6.2 & 2.6.4 versus 3.0.0

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Thu Apr 7 18:07:03 CEST 2016


No my Win64 VM I have FPC 2.6.2 and 2.6.4 installed using the official
FPC installers. For example:  fpc-2.6.4.x86_64-win64.exe

I wanted to upgrade my VM to FPC 3.0.0, but I don't seem to find an
official Win64 release like prior versions. All I can find as a what I
assume is a 32-bit cross-complier to win64:


Why did FPC stop making official native win64 compilers?  Or is this
just a naming convension change?

  How do I know if a program (executable) is 32-bit or 64-bit under
  Windows?  Using Unix-like OSes, I can simply use the "file"
  command. What is the equivalent under Windows?

ps #2:
  Why doesn't the Free Pascal SourceForge page contain a "Win64" folder.
  The prior FPC releases, the native 64-bit installations are filed
  under the "Win32" folder. This seems a bit confusing.

  - Graeme -

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