[fpc-devel] "fpc -h" and "fpc -i"

Dmitry Boyarintsev skalogryz.lists at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 02:18:11 CET 2014

On Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 2:15 PM, Juha Manninen <juha.manninen62 at gmail.com>

> On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 1:13 AM, Tomas Hajny <XHajT03 at hajny.biz> wrote:
> > If you mean that FPC itself should use a JSON file for generating the
> > help, that doesn't sound like a good idea to me (see below).
> I think it is a good idea if only somebody implemented it. It is not a
> trivial thing to implement of course.
> It seems Dmitry is not working towards a patch either so very likely
> this will never happen.

Pardon me, but I actually opposed the idea to put any kind of changes to
FPC help system.
My reasoning - it would be an additional and annoying burden to fpc-team.
As bug reports showing, help is not in sync with compiler features already.

The suggestion was to have a separate machine-readable file description
(that could be updated separately from the compiler), so the IDE would be
up-to-date on the compiler features.
Which end up in this package: http://wiki.freepascal.org/cmdlinecfg

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