GPC support for AIX 6?

Gert Doering gd at
Tue Oct 14 16:00:33 CEST 2008

Hi Gnu Pascal list,

we're currently using IBM's xpc pascal compiler on IBM AIX 5.3.

New machines are being shipped with AIX 6, and IBM's xpc is no longer
supported there - for the time being, it actuall works (the xpc frontend
generated intermediate code, and the second stage compiler still groks

Management is not happy about this, as it might break any day, and I have 
been asked to "provide GPC" on AIX 6.

Googling seems to suggest that the earliest release of GCC to work on
AIX 6 is gcc 4.2.4 

This mailing list's archive suggests that GPC and GCC 4.2 do not yet
work together, due to larger efforts required due to backend changes
(Waldek's mail from March 12, 2008).

I reported this to management ("there is no GPC on AIX 6"), and they
came back with the question "if we pay one of the GPC developers to do
a GPC port to a recent GCC, to support AIX 6, how much would that

Here we go - I'm posing this question to you.  Is one of you capable
and willing to make GPC work on AIX 6?  And if yes, what would your
conditions be (estimated time to do this, estimated costs)?

(I can't promise anything, but will report back to management and they
will decide...)



Gert Doering                         gd at
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