[fpc-devel] On a port of Free Pascal to the IBM 370

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Wed Jan 18 11:38:41 CET 2012

michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be wrote:

> ? It just means you must convert ascii to ebcdic in OS calls that require
> strings. All these calls must be re-implemented anyway, so a generic 
> routine
> to do this conversion seems like the obvious path. I doubt this will be the
> real bottleneck :-)

Would you like to bet on that? What if it also meant that all the 
sources had to be rendered unto EBCDIC, and digraphs defined for 
characters that don't exist such as ^[]

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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