[fpc-devel] A Compiled file size solution from the GBD mailing-list

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Wed Jan 16 22:26:39 CET 2008

At 22:25 16-1-2008, you wrote:
>Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>>On Wed, 16 Jan 2008, Peter Vreman wrote:
>>>At 13:17 16-1-2008, you wrote:
>>>>Marco van de Voort wrote:
>>>> >from _EXECUTABLE_ file FILE, iow you still need the unstripped exe.
>>>>Perhaps it doesn't need the .text, .data, .bss etc sections though.
>>>I also posted this on Lazarus mailing list already.
>>>Below are the 2 commands to make it working. In the first command only the
>>>debug information is kept in lazarus.dbg. And the second is the already know
>>>way to strip the debug information.
>>>And as a final note: Yes, it is possible to fix fpc to write such 
>>>a .dbg file
>>Didn't we receive a patch from the Morfik people which did exactly 
>>this ? I remember that we had an email-conversation about it, and I also
>>seem to remember applying a patch ?
>Could stack trace generation also have ability to use such .dbg file 
>to create full stack trace instead of addresses only for stripped 
>executable ? It would be similar to the C++ behavior.

This can be added and should not be to hard. See rtl/inc/lineinfo.pp 
and rtl/inc/lnfodwrf.pp.
Patches are welcome :)


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