Mail Archives: djgpp/1995/06/01/00:23:40

Date: Wed, 31 May 1995 22:34:39 -0400
From: dj (DJ Delorie)
To: Giva AT bbb DOT no
Cc: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu, Giva AT bbb DOT no
Subject: Re: dpmi DS:VRAM hack

> Another solution to all these far-memory tricks (and hacks) would be
> real far-pointers. How difficult would it be to implement this in
> GCC ? This is a FSF issue I presume, but the djgpp community has lot
> of pull there.

Not really.  The FSF isn't driven by the market, they are driven by
what they want to do.  No number of people can influence those who
aren't concerned with the number of people involved.

Implementing far pointers in gcc, I've been told, is very difficult
because the compiler just can't handle the case where one pointer is
expressed by a combination of two registers.  Especially when you can
combine these registers in arbitrary ways.

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