[fpc-pascal] AIX Port

Refr Bruhl 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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