[fpc-pascal]Re: Macintosh Progress??

Mark Emerson ChiefAngel at angelbase.com
Fri Jun 27 18:34:58 CEST 2003

Thanks to all for the responses.

Olle Raab wrote:
> >> Mark Emerson wrote:
> >>> How is the progress in the Mac version of FPC?  Any projections when it
> >>> might be ready?  Thanks.
> There have been substantial progress in the powerpc code generator the last
> months, so that the powerpc version of the fpc compiler can compile itself
> on linux.
> >> There was the old list at yahoogroups
> >> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pascalcompiler/
> >> and now the one at avalon.pascal-central
> >> http://pascal-central.com/osp/osp.html
> >> that was especially for 'Mac version
> >> of the FreePascal project'.
> http://pascal-central.com/osp/osp.html has not been updated for a time. We
> plan to add a page to the freepascal site with more detailed info of the mac
> ports.
> > The working targets are Linux and NetBSD, though there are still
> > gotcha's left.
> >
> > We hope to add Mac OS X in the
> > near future, and there is also work done for classic Mac OS.
> For classic Mac OS, i have managed to compile a small program in the demo
> directory, namely "magic.pas". But there is still work left to complete the
> rtl for macos. I am moving to another appartment now so I am a little busy
> now, but in a couple of months i hope I will be finished.
> There is also afaik still some work to do to make the new register allocator
> work smoothless, and it is needed to make the code reasonable optimized on
> the powerpc.
> Olle
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