[fpc-devel] Unhelpful error message

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Sun Dec 2 12:46:54 CET 2012

I've just had a slight problem compiling Lazarus where FPC was reporting 

main.pp(5001,1) Fatal: Syntax error, "BEGIN" expected but "shl" found

The reason was that I'd not spotted that Subversion had inserted a like like

<<<<< Mine:

preceding a function. Is this something that the compiler could detect 
and warn about?

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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