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Re: Any plan to support Windows/x86-64?


> Is there any plan to support Windows/x86-64?

I haven't heard of anyone wanting to work on such a port.

> What are needed for the port?

What you'ld need for any OS port.  GCC needs to support the Windows
x64 ABI, you need a suitable runtime library, and you need a suitable
assembler and linker.

I'm not sure how close the Windows x64 ABI is to the x86-64 ABI, but it
seems to be a fair bit different.  Porting MinGW should be the simplest
way to get a suitable runtime library, though maybe you'ld want to use
a newer version of the Microsoft C runtime libary.  Using binutils as
the assembler and linker is pretty much a given, but they'd need to be
ported to support the Windows x64 PE32+ PECOFF, if they don't already.

						Ross Ridge


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