[Lazarus] News on Delphi x64

waldo kitty wkitty42 at windstream.net
Sat Nov 6 18:08:14 CET 2010

On 11/6/2010 11:11, Sven Barth wrote:
> On 06.11.2010 01:23, waldo kitty wrote:
>> On 11/5/2010 04:41, Sven Barth wrote:
>>> Am 04.11.2010 16:40, schrieb Florian Klaempfl:
>>>> Am 04.11.2010 09:23, schrieb Sven Barth:
>>>> Maybe the embedded system is 16 bit?
>>> I forgot that DOS was a 16 bit system ^^
>>> Didn't someone have the plan to add 16 bit (cross compile) support to
>>> FPC?
>> it should be there now, shouldn't it? FPC does DOS apps, IIRC... surely
>> they are not required to be 32-bit apps and must use a DOS-extender...
> If I remember correctly FPC ONLY supports DOS apps with a DOS extender. See
> here: http://wiki.freepascal.org/Platform_list#Supported_targets_for_i386

ahhh... i wasn't _fully_ aware of that... 16bit is one of the reasons why i 
still use TP/BP 6 and 7... depending on the app's needs...

> But someone wanted to add 16 bit support last year or the year before that...

as things progress on into the future, i can easily see where it may be "wasted" 
effort... not totally wasted, though... i still see a huge number of POS (Point 
of Sale) systems that boot DOS and then go to their full screen custom text mode 
touch interface...

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