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Nick Burrett nick at
Sun Mar 21 14:19:02 PST 2004

Peter Naulls wrote:
> In message <405D7294.6060401 at>
>           Nick Burrett <nick at> wrote:
>>Alex Waugh wrote:
>>>I don't see any reason for not supporting 26-bit operating systems.
>>I can't see a good reason for supporting 26-bit operating systems.  IIRC 
>>it was mentioned that 32-bit apps work on the 26-bit OS anyway.
> These are conflicting statements.  By producing 32-bit code, we are
> supporting both 26-bit and 32-bit Operating Systems.  Certainly, we
> don't support 26-bit only code, and there's no particular reason to do
> so.

So dropping support for 26-bit code is a non-issue.  I don't really see 
what the problem was with what I originally wrote, albeit it could have 
been explained a little better.

BTW, 26-bit output is now deprecated in GCC 3.4 and will be removed from 
GCC 3.5.



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