[fpc-pascal] Delphi for Linux is out

Karoly Balogh (Charlie/SGR) charlie at scenergy.dfmk.hu
Thu Mar 23 16:59:18 CET 2017


On Thu, 23 Mar 2017, Mattias Gaertner wrote:

> > > When did FPC start to run on Linux? 1999?
> >
> > I got the first "hello world" around 1995-1996, I think,
> > together with Mark May. (if memory serves well)
> Well, Delphi didn't start with a "Hello World". So that would be a
> little unfair as comparison. What about the time when FPC was able to
> compile itself?

Well, there was Kylix anyway around 2001 or so, wasn't it? So not like
supporting Linux is a rocket science, although FPC was definitely first.

My remark was more about, I still remember, Kylix had his own LibC unit,
but because of (un)portability reasons, FPC never supported that anywhere
but on i386. And that was already a source of massive whining, when people
started to use x86_64 and other platforms, and they tried to compile their
i386-only Kylix code elsewhere with FPC, and of course FPC was stupid and
ugly for not supporting the LibC unit elsewhere.

So if this Delphi for Linux sticks around for a while, I predict the same
happening all over again (just with feature X)... And I "pray" to be wrong
on this.


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