[fpc-devel] Might need some help with this one

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at hajny.biz
Thu Nov 26 23:10:23 CET 2020

On 2020-11-26 20:17, Bart via fpc-devel wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 6:52 PM Jonas Maebe via fpc-devel
> <fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org> wrote:
>> "break" is probably a command that's recognised by the cmd shell.
> Yes it is:
> C:\Users\Bart>help break
> Sets or Clears Extended CTRL+C checking on DOS system
> This is present for Compatibility with DOS systems. It has no effect
> under Windows.
> If Command Extensions are enabled, and running on the Windows
> platform, then the BREAK command will enter a hard coded breakpoint
> if being debugged by a debugger.
>> Try to
>> execute the program as .\break or break.exe
> Makes no difference whatsoever.
> It does run, because you can set ExitCode and query errorlevel after 
> execution.

Typing 'break.exe' in cmd.exe _does_ make a difference here (it executes 
as expected unlike when typing just 'break'). And obviously running 
break.exe using some other 'shell' (e.g. your preferred OFM ;-) ) works 
as well.


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