[fpc-devel] Obsolete wiki page?

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Fri Jun 15 18:59:35 CEST 2012

Tomas Hajny wrote:
> On Fri, June 15, 2012 16:30, Mattias Gaertner wrote:
>> This page looks pretty obsolete and has mislead someone to think FPC can
>> not
>> handle multithreading:
>> http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Taking_advantage_of_multi_core/multi_threading_machines
>> Maybe it should be deleted/erased or replaced with a link to the
>> multithreading
>> tutorial?
> Well, I don't think that the text on that page is really obsolete. The RTL
> support has probably improved and there are some very recent changes in
> fpmake adding such support. On the other hand, the compiler itself doesn't
> use multi-threading as of yet and no support has been added to the
> language as far as I know, right?

I suggest an urgent "health warning" at the start, i.e. pointing out 
that the bulk of it was written in '06 and that it might no longer be 
valid. That would give the originators and recent editors time to fix it 
or tell us why they think it should be left as-is.

There's quite a lot in the Wiki that merits similar treatment, e.g. a 
page on the comiler layout which is v1-specific.

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

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