[fpc-devel] Question on policy for compiler messages

Jonas Maebe jonas at freepascal.org
Tue Apr 30 21:35:46 CEST 2019

On 30/04/2019 19:32, J. Gareth Moreton wrote:

> To the administrators in particular, what's the policy when it comes to 
> introducing a new message (error, warning etc.) for the compiler?  I 
> know it's not as simple as simply adding it to the list, because it has 
> to be translated into several different languages and I don't know how 
> the compiler will react if a language pack doesn't contain a particular 
> message (does it display the English message or crash?)

It will show the English message. The English messages are embedded in 
the compiler through msgtxt.inc/msgidx.inc, which are automatically 
regenerated when building the compiler after changing msg/errore.msg. So 
when adding a new message, just adding it to errore.msg is enough.


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