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

From: Riku Voipio riku.voipio at movial.fi
Date: Tue Nov 6 15:49:50 EET 2007
Igor Stoppa wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 "pascal" word is automatically associated to a clumsy, outdated language 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 
> http://bricxcc.sourceforge.net/nbc/
> 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?
gpc-4.1 is available[1] in debian/armel repo. However, according to the
testsuite results in build log[2] working might be spotty...

=== gpc Summary ===

# of tests                5111
# of expected passes      1697
# of unexpected failures  3411
# of unsupported tests    3

[1] http://ftp.gnuab.org/debian/pool-armel/main/g/gpc-4.1/

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