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

Bernd Mueller mueller.b at gmx.net
Sun Aug 7 18:08:22 CEST 2011

Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> On 7 August 2011 17:29, Jonas Maebe wrote:
>> 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.
> Maybe they should just call it quits on there compiler product, and at
> the same time save themselves a boat load of cash and time, and simply
> used FPC as their compiler, and then put their resources towards
> building a cross-platform developer tool chain around the FPC compiler
> (like IDE and GUI framework/bindings etc).  Oh wait, they are already
> doing that for ARM.  ;-)

they could even save more time, it they would use Lazarus ;-)

> Makes you wonder, will they start submitting patches for FPC too?

I had the same thought. What happens, if their customers report bugs 
concerning the code generation? Are they competent enough to fix them? 
(I don't think so)

Regards, Bernd.

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