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Re: LYNX-DEV No Win16 version

From: afn06760
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV No Win16 version
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 19:08:37 GMT

>     * From: "Benjamin C. W. Sittler" <address@hidden>
>     * Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 18:46:31 -0700 (MST)
>On Sat, 28 Feb 1998, Wayne Buttles wrote:
>> I noticed there have been a few new requests for a win16 version of lynx.
>> I am not against this idea, but the project is outside my ability level.
>> Since I have a very short memory I tested a Win16 compile of lynx again to
>> remind me what the biggest problems are.
>> First, there were all kinds of strange errors.  I'm baffled by most of
>> them, however, this isn't really the biggest problem.
>> With the compiler I have, the data segment of lynx exceeds 64k and this is
>> illegal.  It is okay using the flat memory model of win32 or djgpp-386,

Comment:  The workaround is to do a massive change of all static data so
that you allocate the data area on program startup and make the program
variables point into it.  That way you have no arrays in the 64K memory

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