[fpc-devel] Another thread about the fact that official FPC releases are *unnecessarily* non-representative of the platforms it actually runs on

Marco van de Voort fpc at pascalprogramming.org
Sun Sep 27 23:31:21 CEST 2020

Op 2020-09-27 om 18:21 schreef Florian Klämpfl via fpc-devel:
>> So the question here is/are imho about the work it takes to amend the 
>> release-build process (i.e. update the scripts). And then the amount 
>> of extra time needed for each release (build and testing).
> The thing is: we would distribute a compiler (the x86_64-win64 one) 
> which claims to be able to compile to e.g. to x86_64-linux, but it 
> would generate programs which might behave differently than natively 
> compiled ones as float constants are handled internally different.
Or just block forbidden combinations wrt crossbuilding in the build 
system, rather than the release versions.

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