[fpc-pascal] Language mode, assembler style

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 25 12:13:17 CEST 2012

On 25.08.2012 12:00, Rainer Stratmann wrote:
> Why is -Mfpc the default language style?
 > I assume -Mobjfpc or -M2 is the most used style.

"fpc" was the first mode that FPC supported, so that's kept because of 
backwards compatibility.

> Why does -Mobjfpc overwrite the assember style?

Because only for modes TP and Delphi the default style is Intel instead 
of AT&T which was chosen as the default for FPC (not the mode, but the 
compiler) on x86 systems.

And before you ask: I don't know why AT&T was chosen as default, maybe 
by personal preference. I personally indeed prefer the AT&T syntax over 
the Intel one...


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