[fpc-devel] A small wish for FPC

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Thu Jul 27 18:05:05 CEST 2006

Op Thu, 27 Jul 2006, schreef ik:

> I have a "small" wish regarding the ability to work with FPC...
> At the moment, if I'm using SysUtils, then it also adds all the
> resource string regardless if I'm using it or not.
> At the end parts of the executable have a lot more content of things
> existed in units that I do not use, and sometimes even more then my
> own code.
> The best idea I have to solve such thing is to use some sort of
> instructions for the compiler to tell it what I do need, and the
> compiler will check dependencies if there is a problem with my choice.
> What do you think on this idea and issue ?

Well, the current 2.1 compiler has an internal linker which allowed it to 
be made smarter what can be removed. It doesn't include the resource strings
in the executable anymore. However, sysutils remains a heavy unit.


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