[fpc-devel] ref,user and prog in chm format (updated)

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Jul 30 20:30:52 CEST 2009

On Thu, 30 Jul 2009, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> Marco van de Voort wrote:
>> Depacking a html zip on a slow machine takes over tens of minutes already.
>> 7zip would make it worse.
> Hey, it's quicker than compiling FPC. ;-)
>> The whole idea is to get rid of the depacked files all together, and a 
>> solid
>> archive is useless as help format.
> True, but I thought I would mention that I used solid archive mode (optional 
> of course) simply so that it could be compared to .tar.gz which is also a 
> solid archive.
>> Maybe. Just provide a FPC implementation of the depacker for use in the
>> various installers, and we can test with it.
> I remember looking into this about a year ago. I used Total Commander with 
> the 7-zip plugin, which is written in Delphi. And yes, it's a native pascal 
> implementation, not a wrapper to the 7-zip .dll's.
> I'll see if I can track down the code and see what open source license was 
> used.

How you don't get depressed of seeing your TODO list grow by the day 
is a mystery to me. :(

My current theory is that you rely on the many-worlds interpretation of
quantum physics: in each world one of your copies does 1 thing on the
TODO list. Only problem is: the many worlds don't converge so the list
as a whole is never solved in 1 world :(


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