[fpc-pascal] FPC Bombs
johny at iaw.com
Mon May 12 06:13:41 CEST 2008
Jonas Maebe wrote:
> 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
>> 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.
It was the IDE opening my source that flashed and died. Although it
didn't even show a glimpse of the source before dying.
It's good to know what thoses files are for. I never ran across any
documentation on them. I will certainly give that a try
Never the less FPC is a marvelous system.
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