[fpc-pascal] AT-SPI fpc compatible ?

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Sun May 12 12:00:59 CEST 2013

On 11.05.2013 22:56, Fred van Stappen wrote:
> But the magic of Pascal is his clear human-like language.
> So, i think Pascal should be a perfect language for deficient people.
> ( i do not want to imagine how difficult it must be for those persons to
> develop in C, even if the C compiler is AT-SPI enabled.)

Just in case you are thinking in this direction: the compiler itself 
will never (at least not in the foreseeable future) support assistive 
technology, because the compiler's dependencies are kept at a minimum 
(the compiler requires only the units in the RTL directory; and on more 
or less every system except Mac OS X no C library is required either). 
If you want to make the compiler accessible for people with 
disabilities, then you'll need to write a wrapper around it which could 
for example utilize the "-vq" option to display a message id in front of 
each message the compiler writes.
This does of course not mean that applications compiled using FPC can 
not support assistive technologies, just that the application "fpc" won't.


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