[fpc-devel] Linker crash

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Mon Feb 2 12:00:07 CET 2009

On 02 Feb 2009, at 11:51, Martin Schreiber wrote:

> Yes, I now that this is not a FPC problem but possibly someone finds  
> the
> information useful.

There are also already a couple of bug reports about this in our bug  

> No, I don't want to submit a binutils bug report, I don't like to be  
> beaten by
> the Linux gurus.

I've never been "beaten by the Linux gurus" for submitting Pascal- 
related bug reports to gdb, or by discussing them on the gdb Archer  
project list (someone from Red Hat recently fixed a bug in the gdb  
Archer branch that only affected dwarf debug information generated by  
FPC for Mac OS X -- i.e., not by gcc on any platform, and only on Mac  
OS X when using FPC). See http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.debugging.archer/756

So please drop your prejudices. When submitting a bug report with  
them, simply give as much information as possible so they can easily  
reproduce it (preferably without having to install FPC, which  
shouldn't be too difficult for a linker bug when using the -Cn  
compiler switch). I'm not aware of any binutils/gdb developers  
(there's some overlap) having an axe to grind with Pascal or non-gcc  

And if they say it's something that FPC does wrong, simply submit an  
FPC bug report so we can look into it.


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