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Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 14:13:56 -0400
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From: DJ Delorie <dj AT delorie DOT com>
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Subject: Re: incompatible
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> I was glossing over it ...  DJGPP needs a purpose.

To me, DJGPP was never the goal.  DJGPP existed to *fulfill* a
purpose, not *as* a purpose.  Originally, it was the only way to make
32-bit DOS programs *at all*.  Then it was the only 32-bit Windows
way.  Then it was a way to get direct hardware access.

These days, MinGW and Linux cover most of the purposes DJGPP was
originally created for - free software, high quality code, 32- and
64-bit environments, etc.

DJGPP still serves some needs, like direct hardware access and DOS
boot disks, but let's not make more work for outselves when others
have already done it.

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