[fpc-devel] Re: RFC: Delphi style class helpers

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Fri Jan 7 11:56:08 CET 2011

On 07 Jan 2011, at 11:50, Paul Ishenin wrote:

> 07.01.2011 17:43, Jonas Maebe wrote:
>> When you can reuse (or *slightly* modify/generalise) an existing  
>> message, do so. Otherwise add a new one. To do so, edit compiler/ 
>> msg/errore.msg and add a new entry at the end of the appropriate  
>> category, along with a description. If you're not sure, search for  
>> a related message and add it to the end of its category. See the  
>> text at the top for an explanation of the format of the messages.
>> When you "make" the compiler, the message files will automatically  
>> be regenerated from errore.msg
> Sometimes I need to edit the message. In this case I also modify  
> other error[lang].msg files. Is this correct or I should use some  
> automated process?

There's a helper utility (utils/msgdif.pp), but I don't think it  
handles changed messages (except for a change in severity). So it's ok  
to manually modify the other language msg files.


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