Port to native x86_64?

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.org
Tue Jun 22 15:54:22 CDT 2004

"Sean Kormilo" <sean at kormilo.ca> writes:

> Thanks for your perspective. Is this largely because WINE is not an
> emulator?  I would have thought it possible to have WINE itself compiled
> as a 64 bit application (such that it can pick up and use 64 bit linux
> libraries), but still represent itself as a 32 bit environment for the
> windows binaries. But, you know way more about it than I do - if you say
> that isn't possible, then I won't bother starting.

Well, it would be possible, but it would require adding a translation
layer for every single API call, which would be a huge task for very
little benefit.  It's much easier to do it at the syscall level.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.org

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