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I just built a few Go projects on my Windows XP re...

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I just built a few Go projects on my Windows XP retro machine using Go 1.10. I love how easy that was - besides fixing missing 1.10+ library funcs… And yes, I know, nobody cares, but after watching Rob Pike’s new Go Assembler talk, it’s just a matter of mapping pseudo machine code to the win/386 architecture.

It’s a shame that support has dropped. Can’t we get back to getting stuff compiled on Win9x the same way? A few weeks ago, I compiled a hello world C program on my 486 with gcc under DOS 6.22. It took three minutes - but it worked.


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