[fpc-devel] duplicate internal error numbers

Jonas Maebe jonas at freepascal.org
Wed Oct 7 13:15:55 CEST 2020

On 07/10/2020 13:02, Marģers . via fpc-devel wrote:
> found total 4300+
> 1001 error number has to be changed to make all error number unique
> as there are so huge number of changes to make i have question
> 1) would it be desirable to change all (or most) duplicate error 
> numbers in one single big patch?
> 2) selective amount of changes in multiple patches?
> 3) leave it as is? not broken don't fix or do nothing is a choice.

How many of these are part of different code generators? We only support
one architecture per compiler binary _and_ code generators for new
architectures often start as (partial) copies of existing code
generators, so it's normal that they have a lot of duplicate internal
errors, but it doesn't matter.

OTOH, I'm sure there are also still duplicates in generic code and
within single architectures, but to find those you have to look
exclusively at the generic files in combination with those for a single
architecture (which may be in multiple directories, e.g. compiler/x86
and compiler/i386 for the i386 target).


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