[fpc-devel] compiling something does not work

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sat Oct 27 15:37:47 CEST 2007

> Hi guys, I am new here so don't be too much hard on me :)
> I am trying to compile this 1992 software msim.p from the FASTSLINK
> family. You can get it here... wget
> http://watson.hgen.pitt.edu/pub/fastslink/fastslink.tar.Z
> I have attached the msim.p file.
> So, am I doing something wrong? Is this an actual pascal file? Is 1992 too
> old? :)

Yes. Just an older version. The {SUN} comments indicates some sun system.

It looks like a TP program that was patched for SUN.

Three things to fix


changed to 


similarly for rewrite

second, I renamed the program to msimprogram to avoid a duplicate identifier
issue involving the program name.

Third, a forward declared procedure must repeat its entire declaration.


Note I only tried to get it compiling, not if it works.

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