[fpc-pascal] New user questions
daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Tue Apr 17 10:27:25 CEST 2007
Op Mon, 16 Apr 2007, schreef Cosmin Prund:
> (1) What do you recommend for managing an project? I started making
> changes in the FP IDE using the menu-selects, but that doesn't seem like
> a very portable solution. I do not expect my work to be important enough
> for others to want it (and need to compile it) but I might need to move
> my thing over to a different computer. I see no "project" menu in FP...
The FP IDE does not use project files because it considers an IDE
directory a project. You place files of a project in a directory, and if
necessary, subdirectories, then start the IDE. It asks if you want to
put a config file in the directory, answer with yes.
All configuration changes to the IDE will then then be saved to fp.ini and
fp.cfg, which you can distrubute with your project.
> (2) Is FP the only available IDE for FPC that works in the console
> (i.e: may be used remotely over SSH)? I know there's Lazarus, and I've
> installed it, but that's a graphical tool and that's overkill for my
> needs (overkill for my network too!)
Yes, FP is the only text mode IDE I know of.
> (3) Is there an "getting started" document out there that talks about
> project management?
To my knowledge, no.
> (4) What do I need to do to be able to debug? You know... step into,
> step over, place a brakepoint...
If install the "official" 2.0.4 distribution it contains debugging
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