[fpc-pascal] special meaning of -dRELEASE

Marc Santhoff M.Santhoff at t-online.de
Tue Feb 15 17:55:41 CET 2005


today I've compiled my program the first time with a newly invented
switch in my source. This program depends on some information compiled
in differently for the testbed and the to be released version.

For obvious reasons I called my descriptor switch "RELEASE" and
surrounded the code with "#ifdef RELEASE" to work properly.

If fpc compiles this it gives this message:

$ fpc -S2 -k-lXtst -XX -B -dRELEASE PigMain
Compiling Release Version
Free Pascal Compiler version 1.9.4 [2004/05/31] for i386
Copyright (c) 1993-2004 by Florian Klaempfl
Target OS: FreeBSD/ELF for i386

The second line makes me nervous because I think I have triggered a
conflict between my code and some internal compiler magic.

What's happening here?
Do I have to rename my ifdef-identifier to avoid trouble?


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