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Delphi[edit]

Danakil: FPC is nearly 100% Delphi compatible from a a language view. If you have an object pascal category, you could add it. -- Marco van de Voort

Dates[edit]

Where are the dates for FPC history ? We don't see any dates listed until well after the project is underway. Please add some dates and place FPC on a historically accurate footing.

See http://www.freepascal.org/faq.html#WhatIsFP

Screenshot[edit]

There is a screenshot form the Free Pascal IDE on the german version of the article ... it should be added to the wiki commons and included here. --Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho 02:58, 3 October 2005 (UTC)

Links[edit]

Link to FPS IDE is obsolete. New location is [1]

Well, you are right, but why don't you just change it then? Anyway, I did now.

Links to Programs[edit]

Is there a place where I can link to programs coded in FreePascal? SharkD 18:48, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Well, the obvious one is that Free Pascal is written in itself. The same goes for Lazarus. The difference with Delphi are furthermore quite small, and much code is easily ported. 88.159.74.100 (talk) 22:54, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

General implementation information[edit]

I have not been able to find any kind of coherent description of memory management with free pascal. Lots of basic tutorials, a description of memory management functions for manual memory management, but no talk of memory management in general. I have no idea, for instance, whether or not free pascal has a garbage collector. I also see lots of reference to similarities with delphi, but no in-depth discussion about free pascal on its own. To rely on documentation of a predecessor that is almost extinct for pretext is retarded. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.202.63.28 (talk) 16:47, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

If it doesn't mention a Boehm GC, it probably doesn't have it. Mentioning everything that is not supported is a bit exhaustive. 88.159.74.100 (talk) 22:56, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

The memory management is documented in the official documentation, maybe a paragraph for some introduction, then a link pointing to the relevant documentation page? Leledumbo (talk) 04:44, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

History[edit]

The major incentive for creating FPK Pascal was not the fact that there would be no new dos version, but that there would not be 32 bit compiler [2][3]. One of the factors for the early success was the support for dos, which Borland dropped. 193.172.182.85 10:36, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Version 2.2.0 released[edit]

OK, version 2.2.0 was released on September 10, 2007. I've updated the infobox and the last part on OS targets, but I'm not introduced enough to the details to know exactly how far 2.2.0 went in adding the 2.0-missing features noted in the article. It's outdated now for sure, but I haven't verified if all fixes scheduled for 2.2 / in the 2.1 branch was indeed fixed and not postponed. It's likely they all were, but I'd still like someone introduced in the software better than me to update the parts I left with update tags. — Northgrove 06:54, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

On Portal:Free software, Free Pascal is now the selected article[edit]

Just to let you know. The purpose of selecting an article is both to point readers to the article and to highlight it to potential contributors. It will remain on the portal for a week or so. The previous selected article was Debian Free Software Guidelines (part of the Debian social contract). --Gronky 21:15, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Well, the world turned a few times and the selection moved on. It's now Xvid - the mpeg4 codec. --Gronky 11:14, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Suggestions for additions to the "Application software produced with Free Pascal" section[edit]

I suggest that Kambi be added. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.119.44.175 (talk) 15:51, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Could someone also add Hedgewars (the engine) to the application list?--92.72.178.125 (talk) 09:46, 7 January 2010 (UTC)