[fpc-devel] Announcement: Free Pascal CompilerDelphi XEPortProject (type override idea)

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Fri Apr 15 14:07:55 CEST 2011

Marco van de Voort schrieb:

>> When you want to use FPC as an alternative compiler for Delphi, then 
>> you'll have to make it output binaries in a way that the Delphi linker 
>> can use. In order to make use of further targets, as already supported 
>> by FPC but not by Delphi, you'll have to update the Delphi RTL 
>> accordingly, and you must add linkers, debuggers etc. for all these 
>> targets. Here the Delphi license gets into the way, so that you'll have 
>> to implement a new Delphi-compatible RTL from scratch.
>> This suggests to me that your approach means much work without any 
>> practical use, you better create that RTL first, so that it can be used 
>> already in the compilation of FPC itself.
> IMHO you'll describing problems he'll never reach. After he gets a Delphi
> compiled FPC, he still needs to make the resulting product _work_.

That's exactly my impression, as outlined before. It may be easier to 
start a project from the easy side, but chances are high that it will 
never reach the goal, when the difficulties increase with every futher step.


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