[fpc-pascal] FPC Bombs

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Sat May 10 22:38:20 CEST 2008

On 10 May 2008, at 22:30, John Youngquist wrote:

> Jonas Maebe wrote:
>> On 10 May 2008, at 21:34, John Youngquist wrote:
>>> I am a regular user of FPC and find it is a great system. I ported
>>> a 10k line application from BP7 and it ran ten times faster.
>>> I am stuck with a problem that seems to happen about
>>> every month or so. When I click on the icon to start the program
>>> it just flashes on screen and exits so fast you can't see anything.
>> To start which program? The fp IDE, or your own program? If it's  
>> your  own program, try compiling it with debugging information and  
>> running  it in the debugger.

> I don't think its my program because it worked fine last time i  
> opened it.

I meant "Which program just flashes on screen and exits so fast you  
can't see anything". From your answer above, I gather that it's not  
your own program? So which program is it?

> I just fixed it by removing FPC and deleting the FPC directory where
> it was installed then reinstalling. I dislike this a fix cause you  
> don't
> know the cause. I did notice some stuff leftover from the remove but
> didn't keep it.

If it is the Free Pascal IDE (fp.exe), you may want to try deleting  
all occurrences of "fp.dsk" and "fp.ini" you can find on your hard  
drive. Those store the IDE's settings. If such a file becomes  
corrupted for whatever reason, that might cause the IDE to crash.


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