[fpc-devel] RTTI unit

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 11:58:54 CEST 2010

Op 2010-08-30 10:43, Sven Barth het geskryf:
> It might be practical to extend Lazarus (and maybe the other IDEs as 
> well) to auto search for an extrafpc.cfg in the same dir as the program 
> file so that it is used automatically.

I think I can speak for a few developers, that such automations can just
cause more frustration than good. I personally hate software that tries to
be too clever. Lazarus IDE is already on the borderline of that.

> Does identifier search/completion work in Lazarus if you use a 
> extrafpc.cfg to define search paths?

I think it does. Either way, when it comes to FPC sources, Lazarus IDE has
a config option that you use to tell it where FPC sources are located, so
it already parsed & cached that information for auto-completion and code

> Another possibility would be to extend fpcmake to generate different IDE 
> project files besides the Makefile as well.

I don't think this is viable:

  * There are just too many programmer editors or IDE's that could be used,
    so this will be a never ending job.

  * fpcmake is "apparently" being phased out - although a oil tanker moves
    faster that that. :)
    NOTE: A correction to my previous message. I meant to type fpmake and
    _not_ fpcmake. fpmake is apparently the replacement to fpcmake.

  - Graeme -

fpGUI Toolkit - a cross-platform GUI toolkit using Free Pascal

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