[fpc-pascal] pascal compiler for ardurino

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 27 09:08:22 CET 2013

On 27.02.2013 08:11, Ralf A. Quint wrote:
> At 10:27 PM 2/26/2013, Sven Barth wrote:
>> Am 26.02.2013 20:08 schrieb "ik" <idokan at gmail.com
>> <mailto:idokan at gmail.com>>:
>> >
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > Is there a Pascal compiler for Ardurino (instead of the existed build
>> > in language or C) ?
>> FPC has an AVR target (the processor the Arduino is based on), but I
>> don't know its state... (AFAIK its non working though :( )
> I know there is an entry in the FPC Wiki about that, but that is quite
> "aged" and I am not sure if FPC in general is a good match at least for
> the lower end of any micro controller (not only Amtel AVR but PIC's as
> well), given that some of them are _very_ limited in the amount of
> usable RAM/stack space and usually do not have any float support either...

That's another question of course. But e.g. Florian tries to minimize 
the overhead of the embedded RTL and if you are aware that you shouldn't 
use high overhead features they won't be linked in either (e.g. if you 
don't use Variants then the variants unit won't be used).

Also currently there is no PIC support for FPC, but there are some that 
seem to be interested in implementing it.


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