[fpc-pascal] FPC for virtual machines?

Matt Emson memsom at interalpha.co.uk
Thu Feb 7 13:16:12 CET 2008

Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 07 Feb 2008, at 12:46, Matt Emson wrote:
>> I have always followed the belief that, whilst FPC does what it does 
>> very well, sometimes simplification isn't a bad thing. Portability 
>> across platforms - with caveats, obviously, would be a nice addition.
> At this time, the compiler cannot supporting systems which lack 
> certain architectural features (e.g., several internal transformations 
> introduce address/pointer expressions in code which does not contain 
> any pointers whatsoever at the Pascal level). While it is possible to 
> override these, it would be much more difficult then just disabling a 
> couple of things in the parser for certain targets.
Okay, this is becoming off topic - sorry. To support Flash, I would 
assume a cross compiler would be used. Does that still have the same 
issues? I don't think a natively (as in Flash VM)  compiled compiler 
would really do anything useful. All the Flash/Flex stuff 
Adobe/Macromedia produced is in Java pretty much. Others have used C or 
Java too. All tools target, but don't run on, the VM.

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