[fpc-pascal] Compiler bootstrapping?

Tiziano_mk tizzziano at tiscali.it
Tue Feb 6 11:24:31 CET 2007

Vincent Snijders wrote:
> Tiziano_mk schreef:
> What do you understand? What is it that you don't understand?
>> Bootstrapping:
>> FPC requires a suitable set of binutils (AS,AR,LD), gmake and a

ok, here is a nice explanation from Marco's buildfaq glossary:

"bootstrapping is the entire process of creating a compiler starting
from another compiler (another version or a totally different
compiler). See also make cycle"

"make cycle: A command to rebuild the FPC compiler and core RTL from
source. (bootstrap, building a new compiler from an older, or other

Maybe "Building the compiler" is better than the criptic "Bootstrapping"
for a novice.


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