[fpc-pascal] pascal compiler for ardurino

Ralf A. Quint FreeDOS at gmx.net
Wed Feb 27 09:38:18 CET 2013

At 12:08 AM 2/27/2013, Sven Barth wrote:
>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.

Those micro controllers aren't easily comparable to "mainstream" 
processors of the x86 line or even ARM(v6/7/8) or M68k, etc...
You need to have quite some kind of knowledge of those little 
buggers, probably causing as many headaches as those CPU targets like 
MIPS, with nothing coming up quick.

I am kind of disappointed to see that there isn't a decent free (not 
necessary Open Source) Pascal compiler for Arduino/Amtel AVR, but at 
least as far as the 8/16bit PIC micro controllers are concerned, 
there is a very nice "Turbo Pascal" like compiler called PIC Micro 
Pascal (PMP) available from a nice French guy called Philippe 
Paternotte at http://www.pmpcomp.fr/


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