[fpc-pascal] alternative source format

Rimgaudas Laucius rimga at ktl.mii.lt
Tue Jul 12 11:01:50 CEST 2005


the problem is that IDEs like FP and others have no exact 
place where to store compiler configuration switches and 
other program (project) related info. For examle if user set 
switches in FP, they effect all opened units, so there is no 
possibility to configure each unit differently if you do not use
directives. That is problem for less experienced users, like students. 
I want to propose an idea of implementation alternative 
source format able to carry all additional information. 
This can be open format realized using xml. It will not make problems 
with conversion to native "pas" format. Additional argument that FPC 
will support UTF-8 soon.

Something like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<switches target="debug">-viewh -g -Cotir -Sd</switches>
<switches target="release">-viewh -O2 -Sd</switches>
<todo>There is nothing to do</todo>

What do you think about this?


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