[fpc-pascal]fp under Windows

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Wed Feb 7 12:58:38 CET 2001

> With regard to the use of free-pascal (fp) under Windows (95 or 98 
> or higher) I wondered whether fp still depends on the presence of a 
> DOS-shell.

The dos version yes. The windows version should work in a NT commandshell.

 In the future such DOS-shells will disappear from the 
> Windows Operating system (I have heard that in Windows NT they 
> have already vanished).

In NT/2000 they haven't vanished, but there are some limitations.

Don't forget there is a fundamental difference between a "real" dos shell,
and a commandline interpreter. Not everything that isn't GUI is dos.

> Will it still be possible to run fp under such 
> a windows system. After installing fp under Windows 95 I noticed 
> that when you start fp it still opens a DOS-shell.

If that is a win32 version, it should start a win32 console box.

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