[fpc-pascal] Delphi To Free Pascal

Skybuck@home.nl skybuck at home.nl
Sun Jan 16 13:30:22 CET 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marco van de Voort" <marcov at stack.nl>
To: "Skybuck at home.nl" <skybuck at home.nl>; "FPC-Pascal users discussions"
<fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal] Delphi To Free Pascal

> > This my test to see if free pascal can be used to compile Delphi
> > 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
> > 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
> True, forms is part of lazarus. And it is not 100% compat either, since
> the .res format is different. (win32 dependancies had to be removed)
> This will not even work with Kylix.

I don't even use resources files. They probably contain version information
and an icon for the application. I can miss those ;)

What I would like to see is simply Delphi Project File support.

So that a Delphi programmer can simply open a delphi project file with free
pascal ide or the command line compiler and simply compile build etc. Voila.

That would safe the delphi programmer a lot of time. Now the alternative is
that the delphi programmers use fp.ini and has to add every single unit
again and again etc... That's going to cost a lot of time per project. I
would estimated 1,2,3 hours.

This should work for simple console application and maybe even text or gui
applications maybe with clx ;)


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