Porting from Dec Pascal to GPC
ih8mj at fjf.gnu.de
Fri Mar 4 06:38:45 CET 2005
Angelo.Fumagalli at alcatel.it wrote:
> we are going to port thousand and thousand of Dec Pascal modules
> to GPC in order to migrate software from VMS to Linux platform.
> We know that here there are the maximum experts to ask for, so we
> would like to ask you wich is the better model to migrate Dec
> environment modules maintaining the structure in terms of files
> and references, without having to completely change the source
> code, without splitting the procedure declarations and moving them
> in the library implementation modules.
With EP modules, you can put interface and implementation parts into
different files which may be more suitable in your case (while
usually, I don't recommend it).
> Have you some documentation which describes how to porting from
> Dec pascal to GPC that you could supply us?
Not AFAIK -- I haven't used this dialect.
> A litte DEC Pascal environment example:
> 1. environmet file me.pas
> MODULE ME;
> procedure p1; extern;
> procedure p2; extern;
> procedure pn; extern;
> 2. library module m1.pas .. mn.pas
> NOTE:: typically all library modules which implement global procedures defined in the environment file me.pas are in the following format:
> MODULE m1;
> procedure p1;
> 3. Program module p.pas:
> PROGRAM P;
> Modules migration to GPC (is this one the only possible migration?):
> 1. library modules m1.pas .. mn.pas
> module m1 interface;
> export m1 = all;
> procedure p1; forward;
> module m1 implementation;
> procedure p1;
The `forward;' is superfluous (actually invalid according to EP;
currently GPC allows it; I'll have to check if some other dialect
requires it, otherwise I think we'll forbid it).
Simplified form of modules (though this might not help you, if you
want interface and implementation in separate files):
export m1 = all;
UCSD/BP style unit:
> Otherwise, it's possible to have the same DEC Pascal file/module
> structure? I mean only one interface module (me.pas) which is
> imported/used in all library and Program modules?
You mean a single interface for several modules (like C headers)?
This isn't supported by either modules or units.
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