Hi everyone - got a question about GPC

Hodges, Robert CTR USAF AFMC 520 SMXS/MXDEC robert.hodges.ctr at hill.af.mil
Fri Feb 12 17:59:54 CET 2010

I truly appreciate the answers!

Before I continue, I better ask a basic question first:

Will old Pascal code that would be compiled by GCC 2.95.x and GPC 2.1 be compiled by the latest versions (GPC/GCC) without any problems?

-----Original Message-----
From: Rugxulo [mailto:rugxulo at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 8:52 AM
To: Hodges, Robert CTR USAF AFMC 520 SMXS/MXDEC
Cc: gpc at gnu.de
Subject: Re: Hi everyone - got a question about GPC

Hi, (note that I'm pretty new to GPC, so my advice isn't official)

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 8:03 AM, Hodges, Robert CTR USAF AFMC 520
SMXS/MXDEC <robert.hodges.ctr at hill.af.mil> wrote:
> I downloaded GPC from this web site: http://www.gnu-pascal.de/binary/
> I downloaded the binary version of GPC and GCC bundled together in RPM
> format for Linux.  I specifically need GPC 2.1 with GCC 2.95, the file
> called gpc-2.1-with-gcc.i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz.

While I personally like 2.95.3 (from 2001) because of its speed and
relatively smaller size vs. newer GCCs, it's definitely obsolete (esp.
lacking decent C++ or C99 support). On my "old" computer (which also
has old 2.95.3 for comparison) I just recently installed GPC 20070904
with GCC 3.4.4 (DJGPP).

> I was greatly relieved to find this web site, and that binaries were
> available in the versions I needed.
> Problem is, when I install the RPM, it looks like the "binary" GCC compiler
> is incomplete - no actual binaries, compiler not ready to run.

I don't even see any .RPMs there, only .tar.gz.

> Since I personally think the most ridiculous thing in the world is a
> compiler that won't work until it's compiled by another compiler, can

Par for the course, I'm afraid, esp. for Linux dudes. I've never
tried, but it shouldn't be that hard. You can get the latest patches


> anybody point me in the right direction to either an installable package of
> GPC 2.1, GCC 2.95 for Linux or tell me how to get this particular backage to
> work?

Sorry, I dunno. I'm sure somebody knows, but this mailing list does
indeed seem inactive these days.

I guess using DOSEMU + DJGPP is out of the question?    ;-)

> Major thanks in advance to anyone that can help out.  Not sure what to
> think, the most recent update I can identify on the above web site was 5
> years ago.  Anybody out there?

It's not really that old. The latest patch is "only" two years, which
is not bad for software. It even (optionally) works with GCC 4.1.2, so
that's pretty good.   ;-)

P.S. USAF? What, no Ada?   ;-)

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