[fpc-devel] DIFF patch for changing to table driven processor definitions for ARM

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Sat Aug 27 17:08:21 CEST 2011

Am 27.08.2011 17:01, schrieb David Welch:
> In short I am saying it saves time for the individuals trying to add
> targets.

No, it saves no time in total and is against any OSS spirit: imagine ten
people developing for say the lpc2148 (or any other not yet supported
controller). All of them use the bare controller and hack the stuff
together to get that unknown controller working and waste a lot of time
with this.

Instead, the first one using a new controller does a proper set of
patches, they are applied to FPC. The other nine save a lot of time by
just using the already implemented lpc2148 target and might spent the
saved time into other new stuff for FPC ;)

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