[fpc-pascal] Progress indication while linking

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Tue Dec 28 11:41:49 CET 2010

Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 28 Dec 2010, at 11:04, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>> 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?
> No, there isn't. FPC currently does not show any output from the linker, but even if it did I don't think there's any parameter you can give to the linker to make it print a progress report.

Thanks Jonas- it's taking about a week to compile/link in the extreme 
case and something predictable- even if it was just a temporary file 
with a timestamp that changed predictably- would be really useful.

Fortunately I've got a somewhat more powerful system that I can put 
Solaris on, but compared with Linux it really is a resource hog.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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