[fpc-devel] How do I go about volunteering as a "release builder", so that we can get rid of the objectively untrue, misleadingly worded "There is no native compiler available for x86_64 Win64. You have to use a cross-compiler" notice on the FPC website?

Ben Grasset operator97 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 04:31:54 CET 2018

It may really truly be the case that you somehow have a codebase that
you're still in the process of porting, but in all honesty *just *setting
{$mode TP} and nothing else will generally speaking get you 90% of the way
there most of the time, if not all the way.

FPC in TP mode has been able to compile most of the old Borland TP demos
with zero changes for years now...

It's not even like TP was that different. Generally speaking it's just the
same Object Pascal, except with less features. I don't mean to be rude, but
I simply fail to see how porting code from it could ever be "daunting."

On Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 7:41 AM <wkitty42 at windstream.net> wrote:

> On 11/3/18 7:09 PM, Ben Grasset wrote:
> > (The same could be said about the various other wildly outdated bits of
> > information on the overall site and the fact that it gives
> > now-hugely-irrelevant topics like "porting from TP7" such precedence, but
> > that's a different issue.)
> porting from TP/BP 6/7 is still fairly relevant... maybe not in your part
> of the
> universe but it is definitely relevant for others... in one development
> directory here there are well over 500 pas and inc files needing
> porting... no
> clue at this time the number of LoC in those files but it is a lot more
> than
> those with the porting task really want to know about else it set a
> daunting
> task ahead of them...
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