[fpc-devel] Proposal to make the compiler message "PPU Invalid Version" a fatal error.

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Wed Aug 13 23:21:22 CEST 2008

Op Wed, 13 Aug 2008, schreef Vincent Snijders:

> Because it is a unit:
> * A crashing compiler would mean a crashing IDE.
> * A compiler with memory leak would mean a IDE with memory leak.

Your point is correct, but the textmode IDE does survive compiler crashes 
and you can continue development (allthough it's not recommended). It
could also clean up memory leaks in the past, it did heap swapping which 
code is no longer present today.

Still, you should think twice doing not recommended things. You can be 
100% sure compiler messages will break one time and you should think about 
migrating away from parsing, rather than do more parsing.


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