Mail Archives: djgpp/1994/04/08/15:47:49
> This is amusing... I remember it taking forever to convince DJ to use DPMI
> at all... and now it's required? hurm....
Actually, I didn't do the DPMI port at all for 1.X. Check the sources
- it was contributed. The need to require it now is because it's the
only way to get rid of the dependency on Borland.
> Any technical comments on why you chose to make DPMI a necessity? Is it
> just easier to use DPMI to provide the services than writing your own? So
> you can concentrate on writing libraries that use DPMI system calls (rather
> than having to use go32 to do that)? Are the services provided for by DPMI
> richer than VCPI?
DPMI is the first true "extender" API. VCPI just lets you alloc
memory and switch to protected mode; it does no management.
> Or is any of this discussed in the source?
Sorry, there aren't that many sources to put documentation into any
> Have you thought about or written any papers on all this for any magazines?
> This is some impressive stuff you're doing DJ... and I think would be good
> material for an article some where....
I've thought about a book on the subject, but I just don't have time
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