[fpc-devel] Should the compiler work, if compiled with -Cr?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sun May 5 11:05:36 CEST 2013

On Sun, 5 May 2013, Marco van de Voort wrote:

> In our previous episode, Michael Van Canneyt said:
>>>>> with -Cr, right?
>>>> No. I would not put my money on that.
>>> Nevertheless it should.
>> Compiler, rtl: maybe.
>> But packages ? With all the C imports, DB access routines ?
>> I seriously doubt that.
> It was bad, but it has improved for the more used packages in the last
> couple of years.
> fcl-passrc, chm and fpdoc are afaik fairly clean. When debugging fpdoc I
> always build those packages with -CRriot and fixed all issues.
> I've also done whole make all builds with that, and fixed some issues, but
> didn't see it through till the end.

I just wanted to indicate what you now confirm:
No concerted effort was made to ensure that -Cr can be used safely on packages.

I can't comment on RTL/Compiler, but for packages, I would not count on being 
able to use -Cr


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