[fpc-pascal] FPC for SCO Unix

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Tue Feb 6 10:12:31 CET 2007

Op Mon, 5 Feb 2007, schreef Daaave:

> We're presently using an *old* (DOS) Pascal compiler on SCO Unix. 
> Unfortunately, we've reached the end of the usable life of this compiler. 
> The replacement we've provisionally chosen is FPC.
> I've been using the Windows version of the IDE and compiler to convert my
> source files, and am quite pleased with the results.
> However -- Am I correct in my understanding that I need the FPC compiler to
> compile the FPC compiler?


> If so, how far back to I have to go version-wise
> to get a compiler that doesn't require the FPC compiler to compile? 

1.0.10. You need Borland Pascal though.

Don't take this route though. The compiler can generate scripts to 
assemble and link on the target. So, add SCO support, make the compiler 
compile itself for SCO on Windows, copy the files to SCO, and run the 
assemble and link script.

> As no
> SCO install is available (and I understand why), I'm kinda between the rock
> and the hard place.

Well, I don't see why one would bother with SCO nowadays. However, if you 
want to do it, be our guest :)

Daniël Mantione

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