[fpc-devel] Enabling use of {$R *.dfm} on Windows

Sergei Gorelkin sergei_gorelkin at mail.ru
Fri Jul 27 15:25:14 CEST 2007

Florian Klaempfl wrote:
> Michael Van Canneyt schrieb:
>>> I probably should support win64/gorc, too. What will be the proper way to do
>>> it: recognize gorc switches in the commandline, or compile a separate
>>> executable, or whatever else? Is gorc executable available for crosscompiling
>>> from win32?
>> I have no idea. I suppose it is up to you to detect whether you want to use
>> windres or gorc, and transform the arguments if you are going to call gorc.
> That's exactly one of the reasons why I think that it's better to move
> the utility into the compiler.

I was thinking about this, too. For binary streams there's no visible 
problem to do this. But for text streams, it's necessary to call 
ObjectTextToResource(), and that would make compiler depend of Classes unit.

There's another point. Before revision 7515, windres was used to convert 
.rc directly into .o, therefore I designed the utility to be a windres 
proxy - just not to mess with .o format internals. But now the resources 
are processed in two steps, and the first step must write .res only - 
that is fairly easy. The utility may write .res directly and need not be 
a windres proxy.
So maybe it could be better way to detect format of resource file in 
compiler and invoke either new utility or windres? (customizations 
introduced in r8164 would then be unnecessary)


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