[fpc-pascal] fpc and intel vtune (now about gprof)

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Wed Apr 26 08:41:25 CEST 2006

>> These are pretty big when taken together.
>> ... ... An optional downloadable package
>> would probably make more sense though.
> Yes. Hint, link and package/link to smallest possible set of libraries
> would be better. I am not experienced with many things, so this was pretty
> confusing ("can't find -lc" --- maybe I'd decipher libc, but "-"...).

The compiler can also generate code for e.g. FreeBSD,Darwin and Linux.
Should we also deliver all FreeBSD,Darwin and Linux libs?

>> >        4. -pg is a compiler option, not some external feature
>> > implying installation of something
>> There is no other way than to have it as a compiler option, since the
>> compiler must generate special code for it. Similarly, -gv implies
>> that you will use Valgrind, but that does not mean we're going to
>> ship Valgrind with the compiler.
> No way! I can compile with "-gv", I don't have valgrind, compiler/linker
> do not complain.

But debugging your application with gdb doesn't work very well

> 1. Well, I don't know whether it's really ".exe" with valgrind support,
> because I had issues [and reported them], for example, with external
> assemblers: compile successful, application [otherwise working]
> immediately fails.)
> 2. I have already reported: "-gd" causes access violation by compiler
> (still in 2.0.3 2006.4.20).


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