[fpc-devel] dynamic package support

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sat Feb 26 12:29:17 CET 2005

> On Sat, 26 Feb 2005, Florian Klaempfl wrote:

> > However, it had quite low priority the last years because dyn. loaded packages
> > for a dynamic moving project like fpc with daily snapshots are a real problem.
> > As soon as one unit interface changes, all dependend packages must be
> > recompiled anyways. And usually there are only 1-2 fpc projects running at the
> > same time on a system so main memory savings are little.
> This is 100% correct. 
> On the other hand, for people who use FPC to develop end-user apps, it makes
> sense: they will normally not change their installed FPC every 2 months. 
> For example:
> At work, we have a plugin system which cannot work unless packages are used. 
> I also think that Lazarus would benefit from it.

Yes, I think it is plug-in systems more than memory or disc saving. 

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