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geneb geneb at
Tue Apr 26 08:42:47 CDT 2016

On Mon, 25 Apr 2016, Jon Elson wrote:

> On 04/25/2016 12:42 PM, geneb wrote:
>> On Mon, 25 Apr 2016, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>>> On 04/25/2016 09:39 AM, Jon Elson wrote:
>>>> I used it to port a couple of my programs from (Ughhh!) Borland
>>>> Turbo Pascal for Windows to Linux, and it was a surprisingly painless
>>>> job. The only thing I notice is the error messages look exactly like
>>>> Borland error messages on DOS.  (Error 132 at 1B7F sort of thing.)
>>> Historically, one of my pet peeves with compiler writers.  IBM 704
>>> FORTRAN had better and clearer diagnostics than many of today's compilers.
>> Well keep in mind that given that error, you could stick that address into 
>> the "Find Error Location" of the IDE and it would drop you right on the 
>> line of code that triggered the error.
> Yes, does that work with FPC on Linux?
It's possible.  FPC uses GDB for the debugger - you'd have to check to see 
if the text mode IDE has the error location feature that the Turbo Pascal 
IDE had.  I'm not sure about Lazarus as I don't use it often.


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