[fpc-pascal] Delphi To Free Pascal

Skybuck@home.nl skybuck at home.nl
Wed Jan 12 08:38:32 CET 2005


This my test to see if free pascal can be used to compile Delphi Projects.

I have thousands of delphi projects/project files etc... but for this test I
simply create a new application and save it to c:\freepascal testen\hello
world\version 0.01

I notice how free pascal does not support delphi projects ?

I still open and after running it, free pascal ide says:

project1.dpr(4,8) Fatal: Can't find unit FORMS

This is the source:

program Project1;

  Unit1 in 'Unit1.pas' {Form1};

{$R *.res}

  Application.CreateForm(TForm1, Form1);

So much for that.

Now I try to compile a delphi console project.

I again create a new project in delphi and save it as hello console ;)

This time it went as follows:

Euhm maybe this is because I used my free pascal cross compiler which
compiles from
windows to linux.... I made that once lol... but still I started the win32
fp ?

Oh well

Here is how it went (still not good ;)):

■ Free Pascal IDE  Version 0.9.2
Using "C:\pp2\bin\win32\cygwin1.dll" version 1003.22.0.0
program started
press enter to continue

program finished
CallSignal called
Exception_Continue_Execution  set

Here is the source:

program Project1;



  { TODO -oUser -cConsole Main : Insert code here }
  writeln('program started');

  writeln('press enter to continue');

  writeln('program finished');

Free Pascal does not seem like an alternative to delphi at first sight.

Free Pascal claims compatiblity with delphi... but I am not seeing it from
these very simple quick tests.

I have very little time to spent on free pascal etc... so if I do give free
pascal a chance I would like it to have a couple of euhm things:

1. Delphi Project File support.

2. Open Delphi Project File, Press Compile, Press Run and voila ;)

Free Pascal should simply make it happen just like that ;)

I have all delphi source code... like classess.pas and the vcl source... so
maybe an installer
can be made for free pascal so that it can find the delphi source code.


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