[fpc-devel]Re: [fpc-pascal](Fwd) poll

Michael Van Canneyt michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Thu Mar 1 16:14:35 CET 2001

On Thu, 1 Mar 2001, Alejandro [iso-8859-1] Néstor Vargas wrote:

> El Mié 28 Feb 2001 18:40, escribiste:
> > On Thu, 1 Mar 2001, Johan Blok wrote:
> > > > The delphi took the most work (to fake out a CRT unit), and was still
> > > > easy compared to trying to get anything to work under GNU Pascal.
> > >
> > > I used Free Pascal for some time for a new project, and I'm now using
> > > GNU Pascal. I believe Free Pascal is better if you want's to port code
> > > from TP/Delphi or when you want to use it there also. But GNU pascal has
> >
> > This may be to some extent true, but they claim it to be borland
> > compatible, and not only that, but in the Man page they take a egotistic
> > attitude about it and say that those who would disagree to it's
> > compatibility are "pendants" - as if fancy words and put-downs can make up
> > for the physical lack of compatibility.  Also they bluntly state that you
> > shouldn't use the other compilers because gpc is "better".  Seems a bit
> > concieted to me.
> I think fpc must be included in the linux distributions. Can you do something 
> about it?

Not really. 
It's included in SUSE and Debian, I don't know about RedHat and the others. 
We have no control over what they put in their distributions.


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