GCC - Vista Memory Cripple

James McDonald james
Fri Mar 30 02:26:55 PDT 2007

On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 08:24:51AM +0200, Roger Oberholtzer wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-29 at 13:31 +1000, James McDonald wrote:
> > http://www.trnicely.net/misc/vista.html
> The title is a bit of sensationalism. Who copyrights info like this? It
> is not a clear description of the problem. gcc must interface with
> Windows at some point to get memory. Perhaps it uses a depreciated API
> that now exhibits this behavior. Windows is full of APIs. You have to
> choose the right one.  The title makes it sound like Vista senses gcc
> and gets nasty. I suspect gcc is simply not up-to-date.
> Does the same source program compiled with gcc and then with MSVC++ have
> the limit in both cases? I am guessing it does not. What libs are used?
> Perhaps they are incorrect. malloc() and all are not really compiler
> items. They are library functions like any other.
> Interesting read, but I suspect Thomas would have done well to have
> mentioned if he had contacted the gcc folk to see if it is a known
> issue.
> -- 
> Roger Oberholtzer
I don't know much about the GCC problem but it seems to be something
that will probably be fixed within a few weeks / months....

You are probably right re him using some API that's so deprecated that
it just won't work.


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