[fpc-devel] Safecall on Linux (and other unices?)

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Jul 21 11:41:16 CEST 2010

On Wed, 21 Jul 2010, Paul Ishenin wrote:

> 21.07.2010 17:28, Joost van der Sluis wrote:
>> Is it an idea to change the 'safecall' convention on Linux/i386 to be
>> 'cdecl + hidden exception handling' ?
> How Kylix handles the safecall convention on linux? I think we need to follow 
> it.


Safecall = cdecl for Kylix.

Borland decided to do this instead of giving a compiler error.
But since Kylix is long dead, I don't see the need to follow it in this 
detail. Or do you know a lot of kylix programs/code/libraries out there ?

We have now the opportunity to make something useful of safecall on unix, 
we should take it. The proposal of Joost is the only sensible option IMHO.


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