[fpc-devel] FPC compiler architecture documentation

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Fri Aug 31 10:25:56 CEST 2012

Michael Schnell wrote:
> On 08/30/2012 10:20 PM, Florian Klaempfl wrote:
>>  I doubt that a good developer needs such a document to get into the 
>> compiler...
> Hmmm.
> I once thought about trying to do an fpc compiler for a not yet 
> supported arch, and I still am interested in having (AKA contributing to 
> such an effort) an "up to date" fpc compiler for as well 68K as PIC32 
> (AFAIK identical to a certain version of MIPS32). I doubt that I would 
> even be able to start, unless an up-to-date documentation of the 
> appropriate parts of the docu is available.

I tried to make notes when looking at the "unofficial" MIPS compiler on 
Sourceforge, but things suddenly started moving faster than I could keep 
track of (I'll probably chop what I did out of the wiki once the 
compiler is stable). I still felt I learned a lot, but there has to be a 
better way. http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Native_MIPS_Systems

Paul Edwards started to make a list of units and their relationships (in 
the context of a mainframe compiler), but I don't see any recent 
updates. http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/ZSeries/Part_1

Mark Morgan Lloyd
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