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Pascal Compilers

Hi

At school we're developing pascal programs in UNIX with the Sun Pascal Compiler. We use multiple files, so we compile each file separate and then build the executeable. We use a make utility for the compiling and building. we also use a makefile.

My question is, is there a similar compiler for dos/win32 that can work with the same separate files, can compile them and can also work with a make utility and a makefile?

So that I don't have to edit the files everytime to one file for turbo pascal and separate files for SUN pascal.
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vikiingCommented:
Borland's Turbo Pascal has the {$I filename} compiler directive, which lets you make a single program from a large amount of smaller pieces.

¿Is this what you need to know?
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MathiasIT SpecialistCommented:
Show us an example.

In Turbo Pascal there are units which are compiled seperate. These units (*.tpu) will be added to the main program.

Is this your question, if not give us an example.
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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
Program Test;
{$IfDef Sun}
Begin
  (* Code for the Proggys to Run in SUN, Very very hot *)
  (* More Code, hot too *)
  (* And Yet More, hot Code *)
End.
{$Else}
Begin
  (* Code for the Proggys to run in DOS *)
  (* Still Code for DOS *)
  (* Oui *)
End.
{$EndIf}
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4376Author Commented:
I'll give an example of what I mean.

In SUN pascal for example we use a program with 2 procedures. So with separate compiling we use in total of 5 files in unix.
Two files for each the procedures, one file with the main code and then two header files. In one header file which is called example.glob.h , all the contants and types used in the program are listed. In the other hearder file which is called example.headers.h , all the headers of the procedures are listed.

This means that you'll get something like this:

In the file proc1.p:

#include "example.glob.h"
#include "example.headers.h"

var
   ............

begin
   ...........
   ...........
end;

In the file proc2.p the same as proc1.p

In the main file example.p:

program example (input,output);
#include "example.glob.h"

var
   ..........
   ..........

#include "example.headers.h"

begin
   ..........
   ..........
   ..........
end.


In the example.glob.h :
const
   ........
   ........

type
   ........
   ........


And in the example.headers.h :
proc1;
external;
proc2;
external;

The compiling is done with a make utility and a makefile.

So I would like a compiler that can handle this structure in dos/win32 and it has to be a ISO-ANSI Pascal compliler. And to go with the compiler a make utility.


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vikiingCommented:
Well, what you say is more a TPU-like structure than a {$I} sequence. As TDS said, you can collect all those common procedures you want and put them toghether into a TPU file.

After that, you simply need to use the clause "Uses" to include those TPU's modules and voilá !!.

Therefore, you can create your own TPU file (which includes proc1 and proc2) and use it in your main program:

program example (input,output);
   ^^^--- a totally unusefule sentence

Uses
    MyTPU;

begin    { Main code }

    Proc1; Proc2;

end.
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columbo666Commented:
into file unit1.pas :
---------------------------------

unit unit1;
interface
procedure test;
implementation
procedure test;
begin
  writeln('howdy-ho');
end;
end.


into file useunit.pas :
---------------------------------
program useunit;
uses unit1;
begin
  test;
end.


this should work fine...

greets, columbo666
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pretty_girlCommented:
There are several 32-bit Pascal compilers which run under Win32.  I recommend TMT Development Corporation's compiler - www.tmt.com.  Links to additional compilers may be found at www.geocities.com/interstaterobotics.  Click on "Hot Links" and then "Pascal".
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