New Version of Freepascal 2.6.0

Freepascal has been updated from Version 2.4.4 to Version 2.6.0. The release was made publicly available for download on the 1st of January, 2012. The FP v2.6.0 is a major release which adds many post-Delphi 7 language features and adds or improves the support for various platforms.

The new features include, amongst others are:
  • Objective-Pascal dialect, supported on all Mac OS X and iOS targets
  • Delphi compatibility mode improvements
    • Nested types, class variables and class local constants
    • Advanced records syntax (no constructors yet)
    • (for..in) Enumerators in records
    • Class and record helpers
    • Generic records, arrays and procedural types
    • Delphi-compatibility of general generics syntax improved
    • Scoped enumerations
    • Custom messages for "deprecated" directive
    • Ability to use "&" for escaping keywords
  • New ARM code generator features
    • ARM VFPv2 and VFPv3 floating point unit support
    • Thumb-2 support (embedded targets only)
 Source: Freepascal

The latest release can be downloaded from Freepascal download page.

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