[fpc-pascal]fpc for AIX?
jonas at zeus.rug.ac.be
Wed Aug 22 11:11:04 CEST 2001
On dinsdag, augustus 21, 2001, at 06:10 , Quinn Coldiron wrote:
> What are the possibilities or difficulties of an fpc for AIX port?
The main difficulty is the PowerPC code generator. I'm currently working
on converting as much of the 1.1 code generator to processor independent
stuff (which will not mean it will become slower, on the contrary it may
even improve the speed of the generated code over time) and after that's
done I can really start with the PowerPC port... But I've been saying
this already for a long time, so it will probably still take a while.
On the positive side, I've already written most PowerPC support routines
for the RTL (string handling, set handling, general procedures such as
move and index*). Most aren't tested yet though, so if some people could
do that it would help a lot. You can get them by downloading the 1.1 RTL
sources from <ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/fpc/source/rtl.zip> and by
looking in the powerpc subdirectory.
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