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

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Wed Jan 18 12:51:36 CET 2012

Sven Barth schrieb:

> 1.
> You wrote that you use the source code of FPC 2.6.0 and copied the 
> "compiler" and "rtl" directories to some other "workplace". I suggest 
> you to use a SVN checkout of the development version (you can find the 
> links here: http://www.freepascal.org/develop.var (at "Connect to Source 
> Repository with SVN")), because than you can more easily revert back 
> something. Also there were quite a few changes from 2.6.0 to 2.7.1 and 
> thus it's better to work with the most recent source.

I wouldn't suggest to use 2.7 (trunk) as the development base, with 
Unicode and other features under development. Once a machine and RTL has 
been implemented for 2.6, it should not be so hard to merge it into trunk.

I also would suggest git for all experiments, with better branch, merge 
and revert capabilites than SVN offers.

> 2.
> I suggest you to use the Lazarus IDE to do compiler development


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