[fpc-devel] Delphi XE2 uses FPC for iOS target

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Sun Aug 7 17:29:16 CEST 2011

On 07 Aug 2011, at 17:21, Bernd Mueller wrote:

> Jonas Maebe wrote:
>> ...So it's just a stopgap solution for them until they have time to build their own ARM compiler...
> wow! The former state of the art compiler vendor (Borland/Inprise/Borland/Codegear/Emb...) is not able to produce a compiler of its own ;-)

Going from a completely i386-specific code generator to an ARM code generator is a lot of work, especially if you at the same time also have to create a 64 bit code generator. It also took FPC several years to migrate from it's i386-specific design to a more generic one, and to subsequently add x86-64 and ARM support.


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