[fpc-devel] Determin file size - how?

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Thu Dec 15 16:48:18 CET 2011

In our previous episode, Michael Schnell said:
> >
> AFAIK, the CHM viewer works on a single CHM file (I understand that this 
> is what DoDi meant with "Chapter"), 

Don't know what Lazarus does exactly, but it is not a limitation of CHM, 
while not binary copy like docview, indexes are designed to be very cheaply 

Afaik neither Lazarus nor the textmode IDE currently provide fulltext access
to the help. Any help. But that is a limitation of those IDEs, not the
helptext system they integrate with.

> while DocView works on multiple INF files (That are 1:1 corresponding to
> the CHM files after doing the appropriate help creating process) at the
> same time.

Afaik docview does not work within the IDE at all, only via the external
tools option?

> (Thus it's more comparable to the Delphi offline help viewer, that in 
> fact provides the most versatile help I know.)

That used to be CHM based, but is now using CHM's successor. But that is
totally not crossplatform and the helpsystem is external to windows and
requires a license to install.

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