[fpc-pascal] Bootstrapping the compiler...

Kevin Lyda kevin at ie.suberic.net
Sat May 18 15:37:15 CEST 2019

So there's no minimal C version of the compiler? Interesting. So to
build trunk I need the new compiler installed first. I thought there
might be a trick to avoid that.

And by Turbo Pascal, I assume you don't mean 3.01a!


On Sat, May 18, 2019 at 2:15 PM Jonas Maebe <jonas at freepascal.org> wrote:
> On 18/05/2019 15:09, Kevin Lyda wrote:
> > Is the current (3.0.4) fpc compiler required to build the compiler or
> > is there a way to bootstrap a compiler?
> An FPC release can always be built by the previously released FPC
> version, and FPC trunk can always be built by the current release.
> While very old FPC versions could be compiled by Turbo Pascal (and at
> some point also by Delphi, I think), current FPC versions can only be
> compiled by FPC itself.
> Jonas
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Kevin Lyda
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