[Lazarus] Building a C (or possibly C++) program into a Lazarus app

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Fri Aug 10 16:44:40 CEST 2018

Is it possible to link a C or possibly C++ program into a Lazarus one by 
simply calling its main() function? Has anybody actually done this?

I've got a couple of C/C++ programs which are based on stdin/stdout user 
interaction (no curses etc.) but have thoroughly unpleasant keyboard 
requirements and odd output encoding. I find myself wondering whether 
they could be given a more friendly frontend by wrapping them in a 
Lazarus app, with an on-screen keyboard similar to what's found on a 
tablet etc.

I would, obviously, be able to rename main() if necessary, as well as 
I/O functions.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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