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

Juha Manninen juha.manninen62 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 10:09:05 CET 2014

On Sunday, November 9, 2014, Dmitry Boyarintsev <skalogryz.lists at gmail.com>

> On Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 2:15 PM, Juha Manninen <juha.manninen62 at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','juha.manninen62 at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 1:13 AM, Tomas Hajny <XHajT03 at hajny.biz
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','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
> thanks,
> Dmitry
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