16 bit compilar or 32 bit compilar

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    Quote Originally Posted by matsp View Post
    Oh, sure - but OP asked if it was possible to EMULATE 16-bit on a 32-bit [or 64-bit] Linux + gcc environment.

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    To be accurate it was "Is it possible to emulate 16 bit compiler or 32 bit compiler in linux environment by using gcc ?"

    I took this to mean, is there some kind of gcc switch that compiles into a 16-bit executable format instead of 32-bit format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    To be accurate it was "Is it possible to emulate 16 bit compiler or 32 bit compiler in linux environment by using gcc ?"

    I took this to mean, is there some kind of gcc switch that compiles into a 16-bit executable format instead of 32-bit format.
    If you interpret the question that way [and I see no reason NOT to interpret it that way, I just didn't do that], then you are correct - it's not possible. To do that, you need a proper 16-bit compiler.

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