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Definitions of 16-BIT APPLICATION
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Software for MS-DOS or MicrosoftWindows which originally ran on the 16-bit Intel 8088 and80286 microprocessors. These used a segmented addressspace to extend the range of addresses from what is possiblewith just a 16-bit address. Programs with more than 64kilobytes of code or data therefore had to waste timeswitching between segments. Furthermore, programming withsegments is more involved than programming in a flat addressspace, giving rise to warts like memory models in C andC++.Compare 32-bit application.
By Denis Howe