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Subject: RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen
Thread ID: 371937 Message ID: 373897 # Views: 81 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 SP2 Category: 3rd Party Software
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013 5:15:16 PM         
   


> One benefit would be future proofing... 16 bit apps won't
> run in a 64 bit OS today - 32 bit apps are supported
> for now.
>
> When will a 128 bit OS be released / common?
> I don't know.

Never. At least not in the same general upgrade path as 16bit to 32bit to 64bit to 128bit. 64 bit is actually clunky for some stuff. In addition, were the full 64-bit memory addressing scheme ever applied to real data, and were each 1GB memory chip the size of a grain of sand, it would take a dump truck full capacity-wise to contain it all. And it's more memory than a single multi-CPU system could ever populate.

> Will it support 32 bit apps? I don't know this either... will
> it be an issue, or will appications virtualization be the
> norm..

Chen's compiler still runs 32 bit code. It's just wrapped in a 64 bit box.

> Will I still be trying to run VFP code when 32 bit apps are
> no longer supported... I fear that I will - I won't be retiring
> for another 30 years!

That's what virtualization is for. x86 is not going away anytime soon. At least not 10-15 years.

Best regards,
Rick C. Hodgin

ENTIRE THREAD

VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Pete Sass @ 3/1/2013 9:05:40 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Rahul Moudgill @ 3/2/2013 8:58:29 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Martin Krivka @ 3/2/2013 9:37:49 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Pete Sass @ 3/2/2013 4:09:08 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Tom Saddul @ 3/3/2013 3:26:59 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Dilip Kumar @ 3/25/2013 4:27:07 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Pete Sass @ 4/4/2013 11:19:47 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Tom Saddul @ 4/4/2013 3:16:06 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Rick Hodgin @ 4/4/2013 3:45:18 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Paul Gibson @ 4/4/2013 4:55:21 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Rick Hodgin @ 4/4/2013 5:31:26 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Tom Saddul @ 4/4/2013 5:01:02 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Rick Hodgin @ 4/4/2013 5:13:30 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Tom Saddul @ 4/4/2013 5:15:36 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Rick Hodgin @ 4/4/2013 5:35:14 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Paul Gibson @ 4/4/2013 5:53:11 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Rick Hodgin @ 4/4/2013 8:37:37 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Pete Sass @ 4/5/2013 2:56:25 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Victor Espina @ 3/25/2013 10:11:10 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Rick Hodgin @ 3/26/2013 5:58:22 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Victor Espina @ 3/27/2013 2:08:20 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Rick Hodgin @ 3/27/2013 2:12:26 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Brian Walsh @ 3/28/2013 3:38:58 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Paul Gibson @ 3/28/2013 4:20:06 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Rick Hodgin @ 3/28/2013 5:15:16 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Tom Saddul @ 3/27/2013 5:32:05 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Victor Espina @ 3/27/2013 8:35:12 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Leonid Lepin @ 3/27/2013 10:24:21 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Victor Espina @ 3/28/2013 3:08:31 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Tom Saddul @ 3/28/2013 4:14:45 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Paul Gibson @ 3/28/2013 4:32:14 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Victor Espina @ 3/28/2013 9:36:31 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Paul Gibson @ 3/29/2013 10:11:17 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Tom Saddul @ 3/29/2013 11:18:24 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Paul Gibson @ 3/29/2013 11:57:11 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Victor Espina @ 3/30/2013 12:51:49 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Tom Saddul @ 3/30/2013 3:45:04 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Dan Baker @ 4/1/2013 4:19:37 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Josip Zohil @ 4/1/2013 8:45:45 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Dan Baker @ 4/1/2013 9:51:56 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Josip Zohil @ 4/2/2013 9:13:07 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Tom Saddul @ 4/2/2013 5:19:15 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Josip Zohil @ 4/2/2013 11:34:36 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Tom Saddul @ 4/2/2013 12:35:48 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Josip Zohil @ 4/3/2013 6:46:13 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Tom Saddul @ 4/3/2013 7:58:58 PM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Josip Zohil @ 4/5/2013 8:58:40 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Tom Saddul @ 4/5/2013 9:14:26 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Tom Saddul @ 4/2/2013 5:30:39 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Jack Ryan @ 4/2/2013 4:13:01 AM
RE: VFP C++ Compiler From Chen Posted by Garth Groft @ 3/26/2013 5:26:52 PM