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Free Pascal Compiler 2.0
« on: June 07, 2004, 01:52:26 PM »
Homepage: http://freshmeat.net/releases/162940/

    The Free Pascal Compiler is a Turbo Pascal 7.0 and Delphi-compatible
    32bit Pascal Compiler. It comes with a fully TP 7.0-compatible run-time
    library. Some extensions have been added to the language, like function
    overloading. Shared libraries can be linked. Basic Delphi support is
    implemented with classes, exceptions, RTTI, and ansistrings. A Free
    Component Library (FCL) is available with the base classes. Bindings
    for X11, ncurses, GTK, OpenGL, zlib, mysql, interbase and postgres are
    available.
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Update: Free Pascal Compiler 2.0
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2005, 07:45:26 PM »
What is new when compared to version 1.0 ?

- More supported CPUs:
AMD64, SPARC, PPC (32 bit), ARM.
- More supported platforms:
Mac OS classic, Mac OS X, MorphOS, Novell Netware.
- Improved inlining
- Improved register variables
- Improved 80x86 assembler optimizer
- Threading support.
- Rudimentary variant support.
- Interfaces support.
- WideString support.
- More Delphi compatibility units.
- Greatly improved database access.
- New compiler mode:
MACPAS for compatibility with Pascal compilers on Mac OS.
- Complete documentation of RTL units, generated using a new documentation tool, included in the distribution: fpdoc
- Completely rewritten Unix support.
- Completely rewritten compiler, allowing for easier ports to new architectures.
- IDE
- Free Vision text-mode windowing system.
- Many new packages.
- And of course, Numerous bugfixes.


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