[fpc-pascal] Progress indication while linking

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at hajny.biz
Tue Dec 28 11:30:48 CET 2010

On Tue, December 28, 2010 11:04, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> On low-spec systems (for example Linux on ARM with 32Mb or Solaris on
> SPARC with 128Mb) linking a large project such as the Lazarus IDE can
> take several days.
> Is it possible to get any sort of activity indication that confirms that
> the linker is actually doing something useful, rather than just sitting
> there locked up?

If you ask specifically about linking, I'm afraid that we depend on GNU
linker features here. Even if we wanted to launch ld asynchronously and
provide some sort of moving dash from the compiler, it doesn't tell
anything about ld still doing anything useful...


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