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       Lazarus  - is a Rapid Application Development (RAD) for the Free Pascal
       Compiler (FPC) including an Integrated Development Environment (IDE).




       This binary is an  integrated  development  environment  for  the  Free
       Pascal  Compiler  (FPC)  which  is  an advanced Turbo Pascal and Delphi
       (7.0) compatible multi-target Pascal compiler.

       The IDE uses FPC(1)

       The current main supported targets are Linux, Mac OS  X,  Freebsd,  and

       The other targets are either based on older versions of the compiler or
       are still in development.

       This manpage is meant for quick-reference only. Lazarus comes  with  an
       online  manual, which is updated constantly, while this man page can be
       out of date.


       The user interface of the IDE  has  been  designed  to  be  similar  to
       Delphi.  It provides the user with a user friendly, but rather powerful
       editor, a form editor, an extensive on-line help system and a debugger.

       A  windowing  system  is  the base of the user interface. The user will
       usually open a few text editor windows in  which  he  will  design  his
       program,  during which he can regularly check and debug through the use
       of hot keys. The high speed of the compiler  ensures  that  programmers
       can do this often and therefore allows speedy development of code.

Help files

       No  help  files  are  provided  by  default. The user must download the
       Lazarus and Free Pascal documentation in HTML  format  and  install  it
       into  the  IDE  using  the  Help->Configure  Help.   Files  can also be
       installed in this menu and can be useful for  source  code  that  ships
       with HTML files as documentation.


       Lazarus development team (see )


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