[SDL] Problem compiling under djgpp
simon.roby at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 17:33:43 PDT 2005
On 7/31/05, David Olofson <david at olofson.net> wrote:
> On Sunday 31 July 2005 22.20, Simon Roby wrote:
> > AFAIK SDL does not support DOS. And no offense, but no one in their
> > right mind would still compile DOS programs in 2005.
> You'd be surprized how much DOS software is still in use and actively
> maintained...! :-D
> DOS (or Free compatible alternatives) is still used a bit in embedded
> systems and other places where you can't use a general purpose OS, an
> RTOS is too expensive or overkill, or you don't really need an OS at
> all. (Which is often the case in embedded systems where the code
> deals directly with custom hardware.) DOS is basically a glorified
> boot loader anyway, so it fits the bill for some of those
> applications pretty well.
I agree with you on this one, there is some use in DOS under (x86)
embedded environments, however the parent poster was clearly not
talking about embedded development.
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