[fpc-devel] buildfaq

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Fri Aug 6 01:06:00 CEST 2010

Henry Vermaak schrieb:

> Build systems seem to be a constant itch.  See a list here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_build_automation_software

Shouldn't we add FPC to that list?

IMO the list completely ignores the existence of platform independent 
development systems, like for Basic, Java, .NET and other interpreted or 
VM-based languages. It's a selfmade complication, when a compiler-based 
programming language allows for a platform-independent RTL, and that 
chance is not taken in writing portable applications. In so far a 
portable gcc is only half baked, without an equally portable libc (and 
other libraries) - at least for writing really portable code.


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