problems with FAR

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    Devil_Panther
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    Angry problems with FAR

    why doesn't gcc support the FAR (modifier)
    neither under windows and neither under linux???

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    Probably because its an obsolete keyword.

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    The keyword 'far' was introduced to access memory locations outside memory boundary 640KB, defined by DOS like OS's. Since, Linux does not imply this boundary, gcc does not have to support it either, it's obsolete.

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    Re: problems with FAR

    Originally posted by Devil_Panther
    why doesn't gcc support the FAR (modifier)
    neither under windows and neither under linux???
    it doesn't under dos either btw

    as has been mentioned, far is an archaic construct used by archaic compilers under archaic platforms.
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