[fpc-devel] One fpc.cfg per fpc version

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at hajny.biz
Tue Feb 18 00:23:13 CET 2014

On Mon, February 17, 2014 21:02, patspiper wrote:
> On 17/02/14 21:41, Sven Barth wrote:
>> On 17.02.2014 17:56, patspiper wrote:
>>> On a side note, for 2.7.1, 'fpc -h' shows the -V and -Xp options
>>> whereas
>>> 'fpc' alone (requires the pressing of <enter> to view successive pages)
>>> does not.
>> Are you sure that fpc is picking up the correct ppcX (help output is
>> always generated by the ppcX)? Because for me it works.
> Unless I am doing something foolish, I am getting these results:
> /home/me/Programs/fpc/2.7.1/bin/fpc
> -Xp/home/me/Programs/fpc/2.7.1/lib/fpc/2.7.1 -h
> shows -V and -Xp
> /home/me/Programs/fpc/2.7.1/bin/fpc
> -Xp/home/me/Programs/fpc/2.7.1/lib/fpc/2.7.1
> No -V and -Xp
> /home/me/Programs/fpc/2.7.1/lib/fpc/2.7.1/ppc386 -h
> No -V and -Xp
> /home/me/Programs/fpc/2.7.1/lib/fpc/2.7.1/ppc386
> No -V and -Xp
> In all cases, 'Free Pascal Compiler version 2.7.1 [2014/02/08] for i386'
> is shown at the top of the help.

I haven't checked it yet, but I suspect that I hadn't tested the behaviour
under any Unix platform when adding the hack for displaying the
fpc-specific options by ppcX if and only if invoked by the fpc wrapper. It
might be that my solution doesn't work reliably under Unix. I'll have a
look at it and possibly try to fix it.


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