[fpc-devel] Damaged .ppu problem

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Fri Jan 15 08:50:10 CET 2010

Nikolai Zhubr schrieb:
> 15.01.2010 0:01, Florian Klaempfl:
>> I don't think that people will be happy if the compiler just deletes
>> their ppus if it can't read it for any reason. The compiler cannot know
>> if it can recreate the ppu when it deletes it.
> Well, when a user asks compiler to compile, doesn't it also mean
> "and whichever intermediate file(s) are wrong or missing, try to
> (re-)create them automatically"?
> What's the point of being so carefull about unreadable PPUs?

Simply because it means that something really strange happened. Maybe it
is only a wrong compiler version but it could be also a corrupted file
system and then starting to delete files is really bad.

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