[fpc-pascal] x86.pp and oldlinux.pp

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue Nov 3 09:54:48 CET 2009

Holger Bruns wrote on Tue, 03 Nov 2009:

> Jonas Maebe schrieb:
>> The next release of FPC will include a version of the x86 unit for  
>> Linux/x86_64. In general, if a unit is not available in a  
>> precompiled version for your platform, the reason is that it does  
>> not work. Unless you intend to fix/rewrite that unit for your  
>> platform, trying to force the compiler to compile it anyway will  
>> not help you.
> This means, you deliver these units for documentation purposes only,

No, it means that the x86 unit is only supported on i386 in FPC 2.2.4  
(we do install a compiled version of that unit when installing the  
i386 compiler).

And regarding your later remark about FPC only being usable as root:  
it's the Linux kernel that only allows direct port access by root.  
Please stop blaming every single one of your problems on the compiler  
or the RTL.


This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.

More information about the fpc-pascal mailing list