[fpc-pascal] Any command line interpreters for Free Pascal?

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Sun Oct 16 11:59:42 CEST 2011


On 16 Oct 2011, at 11:42, J├╝rgen Hestermann wrote:

> But hiding away the compilation step from the user does not turn a compiler language into an interpreter language. There is no benefit in doing so. You can simply compile your programs and then use the executable in your scripts. Where is the problem?

There is no "problem". It's simply a matter of convenience. You may not think it to be more convenient to edit source code and then "run" it without an explicit compilation step in between, but other people obviously do. Trying to convince other people that there is no benefit or trying to make them convince you that there is a benefit is unlikely to lead anywhere.

That said, adding a hack to the compiler to ignore a she-bang if it appears at the start of a source file is extremely unlikely to ever happen (and I'm personally not inclined to accept such patches). As Mattias mentioned, if you want to compile such source code you can use instantfpc itself to compile the binary.


Jonas


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