[fpc-pascal] About fpc license.
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Fri Apr 10 14:30:50 CEST 2020
On Fri, 10 Apr 2020, fredvs via fpc-pascal wrote:
>> I'm surprised you want to distribute your own version of the compiler.
> Huh, https://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=32367
> No answer, no no good will, hate, dont want to understand, ... --->
Maybe a ping to reopen the discussion here could solve your problem as well?
I agree with Florian's comment:
"I think the proposal not to mess with the filename if it is preceeded by : sounds reasonable to me."
So I think we can simply allow the version number to be specified.
It's a simple enough change, doesn't harm existing code.
We don't need to use this mechanism ourselves (I've never needed it),
but I don't see why we should forbid the user to do so, specially since it
doesn't harm existing code at all.
Even gcc allows it.
clearly the need exists.
To fork a compiler over such a minor issue seems a bit overkill to me.
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