Oh, I think I may have just dribbled a little bit...mmmmmm, pascal!
I would really appreciate any documentary help if I get stuck with FP on the RPi, as it"s some time since I linuxed in anger, so like others, I"m very thankful of your offer! Meanwhile, I"m brushing up on my Linux with Debian running in VirtualBox on my server! First thing tomorrow, I"m downloading and installing FP!
I *am* a little concerned insofar as any code will link with the appropriate resources on the RPi systems. The last thing we want to see is frustrated young"uns unable to compare or use their pascal projects in the same way that scripted languages or C/CPP users will. So I"m happy to provide as many resources as are useable to help ensure FP (with or without Lazarus) is as useable and accessible as the other languages. This includes any help with documentation, testing, building stuff, and so on. I doubt I"m anywhere near the level of others here, but I"m more than willing to assist in any way.
I cut my teeth on Turbo Pascal 1.x on CP/M (well, TP and assembler). I liked it so much that I still have a working CP/M system with TP 3.01 on it. And yes, I"m so glad the language grew up in the intervening years. I actually have TP 3.01 on DOS as well, and TP 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, TP7 (object pascal), and working installs of Delphi 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 5.0, Turbo Pascal Explorer (the last free product before Embarcadero hid it behind ridiculous fee structures), and managed to afford Delphi 2010 (RAD Studio) when we sold the house. These working versions (on laptops, Omnibooks, and a bunch of VMs) are all needed to keep my last few customers working (some since 1985!!). (And for fun...)
I "m looking forward to the start of a vibrant pascal RPi community. (RPascal???)