Jonas Maebe jonas at zeus.rug.ac.be
Tue Jun 12 17:32:48 CEST 2001

On zondag, juni 10, 2001, at 05:15 , Svante Kvarnstrˆm wrote:

> I have trouble with my Compiler, i don¥t understand how to use it. Its 
> this "Freepascal compiler", and i don¥t understand it. Sombody who can 
> help me?

FPC comes in two flavors (which are both included in the file you 

* one is a so-called command line compiler. This means that normally, 
you use a text editor (preferably one which has been writtin with 
programming in mind) to type the pascal code, then save the file and 
then execute the compiler (ppc386.exe) with the file you just saved as 
parameter (so "ppc386 somefile.pas").

* the other is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment). This is the 
easiest to work with annd provides both an editor and easy access to the 
compiler. For FPC, it's called fp.exe and it's put in the \pp\bin\win32 
directory. Unfortunately, the IDE included with version 1.0.4 is still 
only beta, so it still crashes every now and then.

If you use windows, you can also try the FPIDE 
( or FPE 


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