[fpc-pascal] ARM CMSIS support

Marc Santhoff M.Santhoff at web.de
Fri Jan 8 23:43:46 CET 2016

On Fr, 2016-01-08 at 23:23 +0100, Jeppe Johansen wrote:
> CMSIS is a lot of things. What exact part of it are you asking about here?

In that file for example from line 887 on:


there are lots of 'external'ly declared procedures. Where can I find

> FPC's embedded target has a bunch of controller units that are pulled in 
> depending on the -Wp argument. These define exactly what you see in the 
> units in the rtl/embedded/arm directory. In most cases just the physical 
> registers, the interrupt vectors(and sometimes the IRQ levels), and some 
> startup code. The mapping between the files and the controller names can 
> be seen in the huge table in compiler/arm/cpuinfo.pas.

Have seen that, the wiki explains it.

> There are no object or source files for other parts of CMSIS, so things 
> like the CMSIS-DSP and all cortex-m intrinsics don't work right now.
> The cortexm3 and cortexm4 units that you can include in your uses clause 
> will model some of the missing functionality but very far from all.

Your older implementation of STM32F103 found on your website has
declarations and implementations of the most important parts. The "new
style" sources included in fpc/rtl haven't. Or at least I can't find

> Floating point support is very untested. Most of it should work, but 
> there might be some bugs. You can enable it by compiling your RTL and 
> application with -CfFPv4_S16. If you decide to test it please write on 
> the bugtracker if you run into problems.

I think I'll have to wait a while, that not the right toy for starting
up. ;)

Thanks a lot!

> Best Regards,
> Jeppe
> On 01/08/2016 10:58 PM, Marc Santhoff wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > looking at the embedded source code there has been done a lot of work.
> > I'm interested in trying fpc on Cortex-M3 and M4, mostly from ST.
> >
> > While trying to get an overview of the sources I found the declarations
> > are pulled into a processor specific file by external declarations. But
> > where does it come from, does the linker pull in the cmsis object files
> > or something?
> >
> > If so, how? There has to be a pointer to those files I couldn't find
> > either.
> >
> > Second question is:
> > Does the embedded target support hard floting point on STM32F4?
> >
> > TIA,
> > Marc
> >
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