[fpc-devel] Declare variables inside the code

michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Thu May 12 10:51:10 CEST 2011

On Thu, 12 May 2011, Jonas Maebe wrote:

> On 12 May 2011, at 10:21, Jonas Maebe wrote:
>> b) it inlines the constents of {$include xxx} statements (so the 
>> compiler-inserted debug information would no longer be correct
> This is actually a general problem with preprocessed source files: the line 
> information inserted by the compiler will almost certainly no longer 
> correspond to the original source, but to the preprocessed source instead 
> (unless support is added for some kind of line directives, but that's a whole 
> other thing that just supporting calling an external program to preprocess 
> sources).

Good reasons to avoid preprocessor support in the compiler. Anyone needing it 
can perfectly do this manually with makefiles and e.g. m4. Lazarus has support 
for it as well, so this should not stop anyone.

I prefer a smaller "mean and lean" compiler to a "bloatware and slow" compiler.

One day, we'll end up adding email support to the compiler.


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