[fpc-devel] buildfaq

Henry Vermaak henry.vermaak at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 10:40:15 CEST 2010

On 6 August 2010 00:06, Hans-Peter Diettrich <DrDiettrich1 at aol.com> wrote:
> 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?

No, because fpc is a compiler, but we can add fpcmake and fpmake.

> 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.

I really don't have a clue what you mean.  The list shows build
automation software.  A lot of those are platform independent and
language dependant.  What does this have to do with Basic/Java/.Net?

Gcc/libc is probably the most cross platform compiler/rtl, since you
won't have a kernel if gcc isn't ported, and you won't have a
userspace if libc isn't ported.


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