[fpc-devel] OS aware RTL proposal
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Sun Mar 12 12:12:41 CET 2006
On Sun, 12 Mar 2006, Ales Katona wrote:
> Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> > How does this make it a reason ?
> > libfprtl will always be specific to the distribution it was compiled on.
> > If tuned, it should be tuned to that system.
> > Just like libc or any library close to the system is. Don't try to copy a
> > binary libc.so from a SuSE to a Fedora system, it won't work. Just like
> > you shouldn't copy kernel32.dll from Windows XP to Windows 2003.
> I don't think this is feasible. It would be if you'd get it into those
> distroes but people will want to take their own < 1mb libfprtl.so with them
> rather than copy 30mb fpc on various distroes with their apps.
That is exactly my point:
this <1mb libfprtl can only contain low-level stuff
which can be expected to be the same on all distros...
> Ofcourse the question is, do we want to utilize libfprtl.so at all?
> How do we want to cope with new features in OSes?
We just make the interface available, that's it.
It shouldn't be used by default in libfprtl.
More information about the fpc-devel