[fpc-pascal] GNU binutils in Windows installer

Vincent Snijders vsnijders at vodafonevast.nl
Tue Feb 24 08:55:33 CET 2009

leledumbo schreef:
> FPC under Windows uses its own internal assembler and linker (and resource
> compiler, too?). Is it still necessary to have them? If not, why bloat the
> installer with them?

At times, they can be useful for bugs (or missing features) in the internal linker.

The external assembler comes in handy if you compile with -alr. Then you are sure 
that the shown assembler in the .s files is the same assembler as used when 
compiling/running your program/units.


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