[fpc-pascal]Delphi/FPC cross-compile

Steve Williams stevewilliams at kromestudios.com
Wed Aug 4 23:47:10 CEST 2004

Delphi 7 comes in the box with Delphi 8 so you won't have to exchange it.
That was Borland's way of saying sorry for not having Win32 support in
Delphi 8.

You should be able to make a class that compiles in all three (D7, D8, FPC).
Just stick to the basics and it should all be fine.


> I've been given a copy of Delphi (8, altough I may exchange it for 7)
> and been asked to create a class that implements some non-visual
> functionality (it will perform searches on textual data, like
> Google.com).
> I'm dreading giving up Linux compatibility.  Is it possible that I
> could create the required class in such a way that it can be compiled
> by both Delphi 7/8 and also by FPC?  If it's possible, is it
> *reasonable* that I do this as a Delphi novice? Got any tips on
> things to avoid?  I'm not even sure how I will do it without a
> command line....
> Any recommendations on a good book for my context?  Using FPC and the
> FPC docs, I tried making a class over the weekend and I did something
> majorly wrong... I don't grok the difference between an object field
> and a class property.
> Thanks!
> -Alan

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