[fpc-pascal] El Capitan 10.11 installation

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Wed Oct 21 16:58:47 CEST 2015

Yorgo Yeorgiou wrote on Wed, 21 Oct 2015:

> Could someone suggest me a way to install Pascal on a Mac running El  
> capitan with XCode 7 IDE?

Download the installer from  
http://www.freepascal.org/down/i386/macosx-netherlands.var and follow  
the instructions on that page (the ones for 'Xcode 5+ compatibility'  
and 'Unknown developer" error when installing (Mac OS X 10.7 and  
later)'. That will install the compiler. It will not make it usable  
from within Xcode itself.

While you can use FPC from inside Xcode, it's not recommended because  
Xcode is on the one hand overly complicated and on the other hand has  
very little to no Pascal-specific support.

If it is just to compile small programs, you have three options:
1) if you are familiar with Terminal: type them in a text editor, save  
them and then compile them in a terminal window with "fpc  
savedfile.pas" (replace "savedfile.pas" with the name of the file you  
saved, and ensure you are in the correct directory
2) you can try the Lightweight IDE: http://www.ragnemalm.se/lightweight/
3) you can use Lazarus (more complex to use):  
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/files/Lazarus%20Mac%20OS%20X%20i386/Lazarus%201.4.4/ (once you've installed the compiler from the url mentioned at the start of this message, you have to additionally install the fpcsrc-2.6.4-20140421-i386-macosx.dmg and lazarus-1.4.4-20151003-i386-macosx.dmg files from that page). Follow the instructions at http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Console_Mode_Pascal#Console_mode_programming_with_Lazarus to create a simple text-based mode application with  

If you want to do other things besides writing simple console mode  
programs, then install Lazarus and follow e.g.  


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