1. Has anyone tried to install FreePascal (FPC) on the RPI?
2. Has anyone tried to run a crosscompiled FPC program on the RPI?
1. Not yet, but will do tonight!
2. No, and once FPC is up and running, no reason (for me) to bother, really.
IMO, the Pi and FPC are ideal bed-mates. Pascal was invented as a teaching language, and encourages good coding habits. The OO that was later added was done (again, IMO) right. Not over-complicated, easy to understand, and extremely powerful. Being open-source is a major bonus, and I can easily see somebody packaging up a PascalPi, with OS and FPC pre-installed and ready to go.
BTW, FPC includes a simple IDE (FP), which runs beautifully in text mode (i.e. over an SSH connection), and you can add Lazarus for Delphi-style GUI development, although I'm so unimpressed with the GUI desktops looked at so far on the Pi that I'll probably keep mine headless.
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I don't know where they come from.
It scares me sometimes.