[fpc-devel] New -Xg option in the last 9778 revision

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Fri Jan 18 10:47:14 CET 2008

>> I suggested using Lazarus and the OP said he had great doubts because the
>> size of the exe of his test program is 10 times the size of that compiled by
>> Borland.
> Anyone who writes such texts doesn't look further than his nose.
> Experience shows they will just hit the next thing which makes Lazarus
> "unusable". Don't expect such idiots to become Lazarus users.

That is partly true. The problem is that setting -Xs doesn't help if there is also -g in the
command line. So people think that the compiler strips the executable, but in fact the binary is

The easiest way to solve this is with a check in Lazarus. When the strip checkbox is checked a
note shall be shown and asked to disable the debuginfo to make the option work.

The real solution is what a lot of people already asked for. Multiple build modes like Visual C++
also has.


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