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

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sun Aug 7 19:43:56 CEST 2011

In our previous episode, Jonas Maebe said:
> > 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.

And keep in mind that for Embarcadero it is not just a codegenerator, but
also (at least) assembler, linker and probably debugger. (see the remark
about XCode)

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