[maemo-developers] Pascal on armel Was: [Re: About the upcoming maemo user karma]

From: Igor Stoppa igor.stoppa at nokia.com
Date: Tue Nov 6 14:04:34 EET 2007
On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 12:56 +0100, ext Luca Olivetti wrote:
> En/na vicente garcia ha escrit:
> >>> Finally after 4 hours of fiddeling I want the old days with my old
> >>> TurboPascal back. ;-)
> > 
> > Are you crazy? I must develop some applications with pascal + mysql +
> > gtk 2 then I felt in the Hell. I hate pascal but I learn so many gtk
> > tricks :)
> It's not my intention to start a language flame war >:-) but
> evidently you never heard of delphi and lazarus. It's sad that the 
> "pascal" word is automatically associated to a clumsy, outdated language 
> by most developers, since, while lazarus is not 100% mature, being 
> modelled after delphi it blows away anything else for database and gui 
> development (at least under linux, where there's no other comparable 
> product).
> In fact, having started (real time) pascal development a long time ago, 
> followed through to delphi and now using freepascal and lazarus when I 
> can, I find the various C/C++/Java/whatever development environments 
> really primitive (unsurprisingly, since they're only now trying to do 
> what borland already did almost 15 years ago).

ok, so maybe you can help me: I'm trying to get the NBC compiler 


working on the tablet.

Currently i'm stuck with having source code for Delphi/FreePascal and
not being able to compile it since (to the best of my knowledge)
FreePascal only supports ABI, not EABI.

GPC would be a much better alternative since it basically can generate
executables for whatever is supported by the backend of gcc.

So, is this attempt reasonable? Do you use gpc on the tablet?

BTW, Kdevelop is not that bad an IDE, albeit Konsolle + VIM + cscope is
the way to go imho ;-)

Cheers, Igor

Igor Stoppa <igor.stoppa at nokia.com>
(Nokia Multimedia - CP - OSSO / Helsinki, Finland)

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