[fpc-pascal] Freepascal 2.0 for cygwin

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Sun Aug 21 22:37:17 CEST 2005

Matt Emson wrote:

>>Is there some posibility to make (compiling) fpc without fpc?
>>Is there some makefile or script in fpc (cvs) to avoid to use a fpc
>>1.0.0 or 2.0.0 to create a fpc new version?
> Cygwin runs exclusively on Windows machines... FPC has a Windows port.
> Whilst I can see the point of a port to Cygwin, I seriously can't understand
> why you can't use the Windows compiler to bootstrap the compiler. Cygwin is
> just a bunch of DLLs and support binaries at the end of the day, and
> creating a minimal bootstrap implementation using the Windows compiler,
> whilst not trivial, is the simplest way of doing it. Am I missing some
> reason for not using the Win32 compiler?
> By the way, how would one compile Pascal code without a Pascal compiler? No
> magic script file will avoid the need for fpc.

Same applies to gcc ;) Without an older gcc you can't build a new one
except using a propritary compiler.

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