[fpc-devel]Linux/PPC port of FPC working

Ronald L Fox rfox at dls.queens.org
Mon May 26 08:45:38 CEST 2003


Congratulations on your success!  I offer a virtual cigar in honor of the 
birth of the new compiler.


At 02:23 AM 5/25/03, Jonas Maebe wrote:
>I'm very happy I can announce that for the first time, yesterday a "make 
>cycle" worked under Linux/PPC! This means that compiler was able to 
>compile the RTL and itself, then recompile the RTL and itself using the 
>compiler created in the previous step and then repeat this process once 
>more (and the two last compiler binaries are equal). This means that the 
>code generator can be considered fairly stable (since the compiler is 
>120000+ lines of code and the RTL is also quite big (I don't know how big 
>There's still quite a bit to clean up though, and the speed of the 
>generated code is far from optimal as well (if you thought gcc generated 
>bad code for the PowerPC, forget it, there's a new kid in town :) I'm not 
>sure what the next steps will be exactly. I'll definitely look into making 
>parts of the optimizer platform independent (just like we did with the 
>code generator) and a Darwin/Mac port is also in the works.
>Happy weekend everyone! :)

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