[fpc-pascal]Graphics cards, VGALIB

Jonas Maebe jonas at zeus.ugent.be
Sun Sep 5 18:51:13 CEST 2004

On 5 sep 2004, at 18:29, Marco van de Voort wrote:

> Setup could run gtk-config and stuff it in the files. Then at least we
> keep the compiler free from such patchwork, and center the "ugliness" 
> in
> the weights file that can be operated on by the user, external tools 
> etc.

Until someone upgrades his libraries and the next compile will be 
broken again. You have to work with makefiles to get around this. It 
has nothing to do with ugliness or patchwork on the compiler or 
language side imo, it's simply the way unix-type systems work and you 
have to deal with it one way or another.

The C-style building by default is simply more flexible in this regard, 
because the compiler is dumber and you can do whatever you want in the 
makefiles. If the compiler largely takes over make's job and you don't 
want to deviate from this, there is no way but to build in more 
make-like functionality in the compiler.


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