[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 25 14:22:59 CET 2012

On 25.12.2012 13:24, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> Sven Barth wrote:
>> On 25.12.2012 11:32, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>>> Although I think the time is approaching when some CPUs- IA-64 etc.- and
>>> OSes could usefully be moved into an "attic" subtree.
>> They aren't compiled anyway, so they don't affect the compiler's
>> performance negatively.
>> So it does not matter whether they are inside the compiler tree or
>> something else. And after all there could somebody who takes enough
>> interest to implement such a CPU... *cough* m68k *cough* ;)
> Agreed. But combinations that don't compile meaningfully (e.g. the
> compiler targeting IA-64) or at all without at least backported patches
> (various RTLs including MacOS Classic, Amiga etc.) could IMO usefully be
> in compiler/attic and rtl/attic. In other words, anything in the main
> directories should compile and run, and if somebody spots that that is
> no longer the case then it's a candidate for being fixed.

You can cross Amiga from that list. At least the PowerPC RTL compiled 
all time long and recently the m68k RTL was fixed and a 'hello world' 
app worked.


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