[fpc-pascal] FPC for AVR

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Thu Jun 15 14:10:50 CEST 2017

On 15/06/17 11:30, Karoly Balogh (Charlie/SGR) wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, 15 Jun 2017, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>>> mikroPascal (not free) supports AVR and many other chips.> > https://shop.mikroe.com/compilers/mikropascal/avr-electronic-license> > Brian>> Yes, but I was asking about the FPC situation. I'm desperately resisting> local pressure to write code that might end up non-trivial in C/C++.
> Well, FPC is an open source project, which means without communityfeedback and contribution, it won't improve, or would, but much slower. :)
> So if you have time, how about you try if it works for yourusecase/platform/etc, and at least give feedback on it? Even if it didn'twork, if you run into issues you're unable to solve, and share them, itmight be helpful for the developers. And I'm sure some of the issues you'dencounter could be fixed overnight, if the devs would know it's a blockerfor someone's actual usecase.

At the risk of making myself unpopular: because right now I /don't/ have 
time. And part of the reason that my colleagues and I are seriously 
short of time is that we've put far too much of it over the years into 
trying to work around problems in various open source projects on 
various architectures, starting off with Debian on SPARC and heading off 
in even more arcane directions.

And that /does/ include FPC.

> Especially with a project as young and specialized as FPC's AVR backend.

"Young and specialised"... exactly. Which is why I was interested in any 
light that people currently working on AVR could throw on it, since 
what's in the Wiki is roughly 9 months old (apart from recently-added 
links etc.) and that's a long time for something which people are 
actively working on.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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