> On 18/05/2019 15:09, Kevin Lyda wrote:
> > Is the current (3.0.4) fpc compiler required to build the compiler or
> > is there a way to bootstrap a compiler?
> An FPC release can always be built by the previously released FPC
> version, and FPC trunk can always be built by the current release.
> While very old FPC versions could be compiled by Turbo Pascal (and at
> some point also by Delphi, I think), current FPC versions can only be
> compiled by FPC itself.
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On 18/05/2019 15:37, Kevin Lyda wrote:
> So there's no minimal C version of the compiler?
No, since the initial version of the compiler was already written in
Pascal. The compiler can be easily cross-compiled if necessary (it does
not depend on any system libraries), so a (minimal or not) C version of
the compiler would mainly result in a lot of extra maintenance work with
> And by Turbo Pascal, I assume you don't mean 3.01a!
It was indeed Turbo Pascal 7. And soon even Borland Pascal 7, because
DOS real mode did not provide enough memory.