[fpc-pascal] Compiling from and to memory

michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Fri Apr 20 17:15:02 CEST 2012

On Thu, 19 Apr 2012, OBones wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm currently creating a build chain where FPC is the last step, the one 
> producing a DLL for Windows, x86 and x64.
> In front of it in the chain, I have designed a generator that creates a 
> program and a set of units from its own representation.
> Right now, the program and units are written to disk and then FPC is called 
> on those files.
> This works fine but is somewhat slow because of disk writing and reading.
> I was thus wondering if there was a way to send the program and unit contents 
> directly to FPC without writing to disk, and then get FPC to output the final 
> DLL to a memory location as well. The last part is optional, being able to 
> send the program and units without disk access would be a nice thing.
> I looked around in the documentation for "standard input", "pipe", but apart 
> from ways to access them from within a program, I was not able to find any 
> information.
> Is this possible? If yes, how should I proceed?

It is currently not possible.

FPC always reads from and writes to files.


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