[fpc-devel] Messages overhead

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Thu Jul 15 03:35:14 CEST 2010

Daniƫl Mantione schrieb:

>> IMO compiler messages slow down compilation a lot.
> How do you know this, did you benchmark or is it just your opinion?

Common knowledge, proved by experience.

> Sounds reasonable to me, but wether it will speed up compilation is 
> another question. Anyway, simply write a patch,

It's not a matter of an "simple" patch :-(

The message ID has to be re-encoded in a way, that allows to determine 
e.g. the message level immediately. All this currently is done only 
after text substitution, by inspection of the returned string.

> could be a nice 
> excercise to get started with compiler development.

How is message encoding and composition related to compiler development?


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