1.1 About this document

This is the user’s guide for Free Pascal. It describes the installation and use of the Free Pascal compiler on the different supported platforms. It does not attempt to give an exhaustive list of all supported commands, nor a definition of the Pascal language. Look at the Reference Guide for these things. For a description of the possibilities and the inner workings of the compiler, see the Programmer’s Guide. In the appendices of this document you will find lists of reserved words and compiler error messages (with descriptions).

This document describes the compiler as it is/functions at the time of writing. First consult the README and FAQ files, distributed with the compiler. The README and FAQ files are, in case of conflict with this manual, authoritative.