what is 16-bit compiling?

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    what is 16-bit compiling?

    Does any one know what 16-bit compiling means?! (or even if such a thing exists or not?!)

    thanx,
    -Pooya

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    Code that is converted to 16-bit assembly. No 32-bit opcodes are used in the code.

    stosd, movsd, etc.

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    Originally posted by Bubba
    Code that is converted to 16-bit assembly. No 32-bit opcodes are used in the code.

    stosd, movsd, etc.
    Is there a compiler that does that? or will happen just automatically without using the 32-bit opcodes?

    And is there a list on these 32-bit opcodes?

    thanx,
    -Pooya

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    anyone?

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    or will happen just automatically without using the 32-bit opcodes?
    you never use them, unless you're programming assembly. Hence you have to specify if you don't want the compiler to use them.

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