[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 18:19:04 CET 2012

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho wrote:
> 2012/1/18 Tomas Hajny <XHajT03 at hajny.biz>:
>> As pointed out in my other e-mail, "everywhere necessary" implies either
>> "dear user, convert all your files from the original encoding before you
>> want programs created in FPC to touch them"
> Yes, no problem here. I assume there must be some program in this
> platform which can edit ASCII text and another one (or the same) to
> convert text files between encodings. If not, just use the new port to
> cross-compile such a program =)

Just a moment. Granted that everybody's favourite reference site is 
unavailable today, but minimal Googling suggests that MUSIC/SP- which I 
believe was Paul's OS of choice- supports web browsing etc.

I think we need a reality check from Paul here, in case EBCDIC operation 
is mandated only by the emulator he was planning to use (whether I think 
his choice is good is irrelevant- lets try to get things like character 
set resolved before it causes any more sound and fury).

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

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