[fpc-pascal] When are used units recompiled?

Micha Nelissen micha at neli.hopto.org
Wed Apr 5 18:33:54 CEST 2006

On Wed, 5 Apr 2006 18:37:27 +0200 (CEST)
Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:

> > You really don't expect the average newbie (to freepascal) programmer to
> > read the error message "Can't find unit FOO" and then expect him to *guess*
> > he has to use -vu ?!?!
> Of course I do. What else do we provide -vu for ??
> I expect EVERY programmer to have read the user's guide, 
> I expect every full-time developer to have read the programmer's guide.
> Otherwise, it's RTFM.

I don't agree: RTFM is *not* an excuse for insightful, to-the-point,
clear, not too elaborate error messages.

Otherwise, we could remove all compiler error messages altogether, return
an exitcode and then point to the manual.


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