[fpc-pascal] Xcode access to fpc documentation

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue Jan 27 08:42:00 CET 2009

On 27 Jan 2009, at 00:55, Ken G. Brown wrote:

> Is there a way to add the fpc documentation so that Xcode help can  
> access it like the docsets?

Not that I know.

> In the MacOS fpc 2.2.2 download, in the MainUnit.pas of the FPC-C-C+ 
> +CarbonApplication template for new projects, there is a typo  
> causing it to not compile.
> The ) after $endif should be }.

Thanks for reporting this, I'm not sure how I missed that. It's still  
there in 2.2.4rc1, I'll fix it for the final 2.2.4 release.

> As well, the way the code is commented out causes both MacOSAll and  
> FPCMacOSAll to be used. Are they both necessary?

No, only MacOSAll is. See http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.2.2#FPCMacOSAll_unit 
  for more information.

> Where are MacOSAll and FPCMacOSAll supposed to be located? At the  
> moment Spotlight does not find them for me.

The unit is located at /usr/local/lib/fpc/2.2.2/units/i386-darwin/ 
univint/MacOSAll.ppu (or powerpc-darwin in case you're on ppc). The  
reason that you didn't find it with Spotlight, is that it does not  
show files under /usr by default (because you seldom want to find  
files there, as only command line applications put things there). You  
can either use the command line interface to spotlight (mdfind  
MacOSAll), or change the settings of the GUI one to also include  
"system files").

That said, this unit (just like all others) is only distributed in  
compiled form with the installer, so it's not going to be very useful  
to you. If you want the sources, you can download them here: http://www.freepascal.org/down/source/sources.var


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