[fpc-devel]Bug: scripts

Pavel V. Ozerski pavel at insect.mail.iephb.ru
Wed Mar 13 16:01:08 CET 2002

RL> I am talking only about windows. If i am under windows i want to have all its (OS) possibilities (like long filenames).
That's easy, to rename created binary after compiling! But I
must agree, recompiling of projects containing units with LFN could
cause problems (but not at assembling/linking stage!). For other hand,
e.g., every UNIX user could demand from FPC the case-sensitivity at least in
unit filenames. I think, that would be too sumptuously!

RL> asw and ldw not only win32 executables, they can be uses generate only win32 (PE) programs
Yes, but that is at current stage of compiler development. FPC team
plans to write instead of ldw a gcc-independed linker which should be
multi-target. But also now that should be possible, to use FPC as a
cross-compiler using different assemblers and linkers (but some of
them are missed now :-( ).

Generally, FreePascal is fundamentally created as a multi-platform
compiler, therefore a full-functional cross-compiling should be one of
important FPC features (IMHO, more important than minor additional
embellishments like additional LFN support). Maybe, this LFN support
could be exist (that's only my opinion, please contact FPC team),
but only as turnable ON/OFF using compiler switches.

Best regards,
 Pavel                            mailto:pavel at insect.mail.iephb.ru

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