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

Flávio Etrusco flavio.etrusco at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 15:59:43 CET 2008

On Jan 18, 2008 7:47 AM, Peter Vreman <peter at freepascal.org> 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.
> Peter

But why doesn't FPC spit a warning when these (seemingly conflicting)
options are used?


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