[fpc-devel] LinkLib Issues In Lazarus and in FPC-2.0.2

Micha Nelissen micha at neli.hopto.org
Mon Jul 17 17:03:51 CEST 2006

Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 17 Jul 2006, at 16:01, Daniƫl Mantione wrote:
>> We should design a system that does solve world hunger. I'm serious about
>> that: if we want to be a more professional tool than C, we should not
>> copy
>> the defficiencies. Makefiles are one of them, Autohell is another, and
>> I consider this one such a thing as well.
> I think all this "competing with C" and not-invented-here syndrome is
> downright silly, along with all the claiming that most bad things come
> from C. 

So you will claim that auto* tools and configure scripts are a good design ?

> If anything, it comes mostly from the standard Unix design
> philosophy (small, well-delineated tools which perform their core
> function and *only* that core function). 

No these are separate things. The C compiler vendors do not provide a
common platform resulting in a differing mess that has to be held
together with scripts.

These differences do not add expressive power as the unix tools allow
when combining them in a smart way.


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