[fpc-devel] Messages overhead

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Thu Jul 15 08:57:47 CEST 2010

Hans-Peter Diettrich schrieb:
> 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.

Please profile the compiler first, people did this already.

> 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.

This cannot be done because people should have the chance to use custom
error files to override message verbosities.

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