[fpc-pascal] x86.pp and oldlinux.pp
holger.bruns at gmx.net
Tue Nov 3 02:23:06 CET 2009
Jonas Maebe schrieb:
> Holger Bruns wrote on Tue, 03 Nov 2009:
>> I decided to copy all the necessary files for x86.pp and oldlinux.pp
>> into one directory for compiling these two units. This compilation
>> failed due to syntax errors. A bunch of warnings also appeared. I
>> post only the syntax error messages:
> You appear to be compiling for x86_64 (please mention your full build
> configuration in the future, until now I thought your were working on
> i386). The reason that we do not ship a compiled version of the
> oldlinux unit for x86_64 is that it simply does not work on 64 bit
> platforms. Hence all the errors you are getting when trying to compile
> it anyway.
Yes, I tried to compiling missed units for x86_64.
> The next release of FPC will include a version of the x86 unit for
> Linux/x86_64. In general, if a unit is not available in a precompiled
> version for your platform, the reason is that it does not work. Unless
> you intend to fix/rewrite that unit for your platform, trying to force
> the compiler to compile it anyway will not help you.
This means, you deliver these units for documentation purposes only, I
guess. Now I am waiting für your next release, and I am really curious
to look at your new code for x86 on x86_64 platforms.
Best regards, Holger
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