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FPC: 7-Zip or UPX ; TC++ pros and cons bloated WATCOM (Miscellaneous)

posted by DOS386(R), 25.02.2009, 03:18

> switching to 7-Zip has been vaguely discussed here before
> (by Steve and marcov), but it wasn't considered realistic due to potential
> platform issues, portability concerns, lack of testing, as well as no
> Pascal srcs for such (unlike Zip).

I indeed understand this type of purism, but "argument" is invalid nevertheless, there is no PASCAL source of UPX either.

> Secondly, they could stop using UPX, esp. if they all hate UPX so
> much, but it would increase download size

Did you test before boasting ? In my test the size got reduced by factor 2 !!! :surprised:


> You mean the compiler overall?


> Blame 386+ opcodes or (heh)


> use UPX.

NO, see above.

> What's unique? It works with TC++, even virtual memory. Not enough?

Does it work on 8086 ?

This is a LOGITECH mouse driver, but some software expect here
the following string:*** This is Copyright 1983 Microsoft ***


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