[fpc-pascal]fp under Windows

Lee, John LeeJ at logica.com
Wed Feb 7 13:24:39 CET 2001

All shells aren't dos shells! eg there are NT shells and also 4nt and 4dos
shells (and of the course the many completely unuseable (IMO) UNIX shells
which I'm not speaking about). Maybe a case of where it has a yellow break,
quacks, flies and has a dir function it isn't necessarily a (dos) duck!

In any event even dos shells won't dissappear from NT/lose2000 in my
lifetime...eg jpsoft are selling 4nt, 4dos etc for nt/lose2000  

And finally fpc win32 doesn't need a dos shell... tho' a 4dos/4nt shell cli
is sometimes (always?) still (IMO) the easiest way to run it. 


-----Original Message-----
From: P.H.de.VRIES at ppsw.rug.nl [mailto:P.H.de.VRIES at ppsw.rug.nl]
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 11:22
To: fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org
Subject: [fpc-pascal]fp under Windows

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.


P.H. de Vries

P.H. de Vries
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