[fpc-pascal] AIX Port
refr_bruhl at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 20 00:02:48 CEST 2010
Well where I work they won't allow that -- even thos its for their purpose :O(.
Let me see what I can dig up for ssh access else where
----- Original Message ----
From: Jonas Maebe <jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be>
To: FPC-Pascal users discussions <fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org>
Sent: Thu, August 19, 2010 4:54:35 PM
Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal] AIX Port
On 19 Aug 2010, at 20:37, Refr Bruhl wrote:
> I would like to use fpc for some heavy batch processing with database
> connectivity to db2 on an aix platform
> I'd rather stay binary than go byte code.
> What would it take to get a port of FPC working and stable for AIX?
At the very least: an ssh account on an AIX machine with GCC (to compile test
programs), GNU make and the GNU binutils installed, and about 3GB of disk quota.
Getting a basic port working shouldn't be too hard, since we support both
PowerPC 32/64 and the AIX abi already (Mac OS X also uses it). First, a bunch of
C headers will have to be translated to Pascal for the run time library, and
then there will probably be some idiosyncrasies regarding the format of the
assembler output, importing variables and functions from dynamic libraries, and
dynamic library initialisation code, but all in all it should be reasonably
Getting it stable (as in: useful for commercial work), and especially keeping it
stable over time, is another matter though.
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