[fpc-devel] Adding compiler directives?

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 18 17:40:48 CET 2012

Am 18.01.2012 16:58, schrieb Jonas Maebe:
>> Then there is the second part of this inquiry which is:
>> $CROSS - various options I haven't decided yet
>> A most desperately missing feature - Cross Reference generation. I can
>> always write a cross-reference program, and in fact I'm working on one
>> because I can't find the nice one I had that was written about 20
>> years ago that did much of what I'm thinking of now, but a
>> cross-reference function should be part of the compiler since the
>> compiler "knows" which reference the person is referring to
> There is actually already some code for that in the compiler, although
> it is quite outdated and no longer used. It's in the
> compiler/browcol.pas unit. It writes (wrote) out symbol browsing
> information that can (could) be used by the fp IDE. I don't think it
> included back references from places where those symbols are used inside
> the code though, only about where they are defined.

I'm always fascinated by the little gems that are in FPC and the units 
that come with it (even if it might not work anymore as you wrote). :)


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