[fpc-pascal] special meaning of -dRELEASE

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Tue Feb 15 18:20:05 CET 2005

> Hi,
> 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?

This is no magic, see fpc.cfg

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