[fpc-devel] Freepascal in microcontrollers

Vinzent Hoefler JeLlyFish.software at gmx.net
Wed Feb 27 14:07:02 CET 2008

On Wednesday 27 February 2008 13:55, Jonas Maebe wrote:

> And no, I'm not saying it's your fault if something you use breaks in
> a newer release, I'm merely saying it's nobody else's fault in
> particular either (at least not most of the time).

Hey, I wasn't trying to blame anybody here.

I was merely reasoning why I can't use the latest bleeding edge 
compiler. ;)

> > And let me guess: There's no way to specify how the Endianess of
> > the bitpacked type should be interpreted regardless of the target
> > system?
> As I said it's an opaque construct (so no control or guarantees
> whatsoever about the layout) and it was not written with hardware
> interfacing in mind (regardless of what other people like to promote
> it for).

So, basically it is not useful in the context I was mentioning (JFTR: 
neither do the similar C99 constructs). Things like memory controller 
register fall into the hardware category, I suppose. ;)


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