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

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Jan 18 10:52:16 CET 2008

On Fri, 18 Jan 2008, Peter Vreman wrote:

> >> 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
> unstripped.
> 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.

I think this is indeed the best, and should be not so hard to implement; 
At least the check would be already a hint to users.


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