[fpc-pascal] Delphi for Linux is out

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Thu Mar 23 18:35:23 CET 2017

Am 23.03.2017 um 16:47 schrieb Mattias Gaertner:
> On Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:08:20 +0100 (CET)
> Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> 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?

9th august 1996 :)

Mail from Michael:

Am 09.08.1996 um 03:37 schrieb Michael Van Canneyt:
> Hello, Florian !
> The compiler is now fully functional.
> I've implemented the following to make it possible:
> switches:
>  -Fr for the full name of the error file
>  -Fg path to libgcc.a (needed, because we still link with c)
> environment variables :
> respectively. (I suppose it's obvious what they are for)
> We're now putting together a package. When it is finished, I'll send it to
> you.
> I think we should synchronise our versions of the compiler. I've put a list
> of changes at the end of this mail, so you can update your sources.
> before you release the next version of the compiler, I think it would be
> nice if you send me the sources, so I can try to compile them under Linux.
> This way we can always keep the DOS and Linux version synchronised.


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