[fpc-devel] New -Xg option in the last 9778 revision
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Fri Jan 18 15:59:28 CET 2008
On Fri, 18 Jan 2008, Flávio Etrusco wrote:
> 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?
It silently switches off -Xs when debug info is selected.
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