[fpc-devel] FPC 2.7.1 r22088 fails with compiler error in fpdoc.

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Aug 16 10:32:54 CEST 2012

On Thu, 16 Aug 2012, Sven Barth wrote:

> Am 16.08.2012 09:56, schrieb Graeme Geldenhuys:
>> On 16 August 2012 08:37, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> 
>> wrote:
>>>   make cycle PP=ppcx64-2.6.0
>> I always do...
>>     make clean
>>     <svn update>
>>     make all FPC=<last stable FPC release>
>> This always seems to work. I assume 'make all' gets translated to a
>> 'make cycle' somehow? Or have I just been lucky for the last 5 years
>> doing it my way?
>> What's the difference between 'all' and 'cycle' options?
> "make cycle" only works in the compiler directory and is used internally by a 
> "make all" to compile a new compiler in the correct way and to ensure that it 
> can compile itself again.
> Normal users don't need "make cycle".

They do when using a trunk compiler. Not if using the released compiler.


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