GNU Pascal is the free 32/64-bit Pascal compiler of the GNU Compiler Collection (GNU CC or GCC). It combines a Pascal front-end with the proven GCC back-end for code generation and optimization. Unlike utilities such as p2c, this is a true compiler, not just a converter. The purpose of the GNU Pascal project is to produce a Pascal compiler (called GNU Pascal or GPC) which * combines the clarity of Pascal with powerful tools suitable for real-life programming, * supports both the Pascal standard and the Extended Pascal standard as defined by ISO, ANSI and IEEE (ISO 7185:1990, ISO/IEC 10206:1991, ANSI/IEEE 770X3.160-1989), * supports other Pascal standards (UCSD Pascal, Borland Pascal, parts of Borland Delphi and Pascal-SC) in so far as this serves the goal of clarity and usability, * may be distributed under GNU license conditions, and * can generate code for and run on any computer for which the GNU C compiler can generate code and run on. The current release implements Standard Pascal (ISO 7185, levels 0 and 1), a large subset of Extended Pascal (ISO 10206, aiming for full compliance), is highly compatible to Borland Pascal (version 7.0) with some Delphi extensions, and provides a lot of useful GNU extensions.
Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.
The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.
Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.
Problem reports, updates or suggestions for this package should be reported with send-pr.