[fpc-devel] New FPC target: JVM

Zaher Dirkey parmaja at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 21:56:24 CEST 2011

On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Jonas Maebe <jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be>wrote:

> Hi,
> There is a new branch in svn (branches/jvmbackend) that contains support
> for compiling Pascal code into Java virtual machine bytecode. While it does
> not support all language constructs and while there are some differences in
> some features that are supported, in general the result is fairly close to
> "normal Pascal" you'd write.
> Note however that this is a pure compiler port at this time. That means
> that while most of the language support is fairly complete, pretty much no
> standard Pascal units are available. For all practical intents and purposes
> there is only the system unit, and even that one misses many routines
> (including helpers required for basic functions such as read(ln)/write(ln),
> val, str, delete, pos, ...).
> On the other hand, a unit that contains the entire public interface of the
> JDK 1.5 is available. Over time, it should be possible to provide most of
> the standard functionality of the system unit (and other units) implemented
> on top of that unit, or rewritten in Pascal code that does not depend on
> untyped pointer accesses.
> Download information, usage information etc is available at
> http://wiki.freepascal.org/FPC_JVM
> Regarding Android: the compiler and the system unit both use a bunch of
> standard functionality from the JDK to implement various features. So
> Android support would probably require quite a bit of extra work. I have not
> looked into that.
> Enjoy!
Is it good idea to write client application work on internet browser?

Zaher Dirkey
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