[fpc-pascal]fp under Windows

Michael Van Canneyt michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Wed Feb 7 13:00:34 CET 2001

On Wed, 7 Feb 2001 P.H.de.VRIES at ppsw.rug.nl wrote:

> 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. In the future such DOS-shells will disappear from the 
> Windows Operating system (I have heard that in Windows NT they 
> have already vanished). 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.
> I would greatly appreciate an answer to this question in order to 
> study the portability from pascal software to Windows.

the Win32 version of FP runs on Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000
without problems. The DOS shells will not disappear from the
Windows OS; these are just called command-windows, and the FP
program runs perfectly in that.


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