[fpc-pascal]fpc for AIX?

Jonas Maebe 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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