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jackokring
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Free Pascal Install after Lazarus

Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:53 pm

So if you've installed Lazarus (not a bad idea), but you want a faster command line console programming environment to make small fast utilities for scripts, then here's how.

1) Grab the docs for 2.6.4 (maybe) from the freepascal.org website and a few links later. (the .gz smallest)
2) tar xvf the docs. Then delete the .gz as it's a waste of space now.
3) fp to start the free pascal IDE.
4) Select help ... Files ... and add the table of contents from the untared docs. Make an index too.
5) After this go back to the main window and make a new file.
6) Ctrl+V puts you in insert mode (just the once I had to do this).

You can now type in your programs into a fast IDE, with easy distribution and cross compilation to many other systems.
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Thaddy
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Re: Free Pascal Install after Lazarus

Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:55 pm

I still recommend 2.7.1 for the Raspberry Pi: it is orders of magnitudes faster than 2.6.X for armhf. In some cases twice as fast.
I gave instructions previously here on the forum and am still building at least weekly.

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Re: Free Pascal Install after Lazarus

Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:35 pm

I will upgrade when it comes on Jessie. At present I'm still building the unit set I need to make my program. https://github.com/jackokring/rub. At the moment absolute performance is less of a problem than getting used to the dialect, and standard functions.
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Pi[Work]=A+256 CL4SD8GB Raspbian Stock.
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