[fpc-pascal] problems compiling FPC

Graeme Geldenhuys graeme at geldenhuys.co.uk
Tue Oct 16 23:21:51 CEST 2012

On 2012-10-16 22:01, Marco van de Voort wrote:
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hehehe.... It is rather crazy how often this same problem occurs on the
mailing list.

Just thinking out loud...
Couldn't there be a check in the build system that if the FPC version is
not the latest know released version, the build will immediately
terminate with same message your wrote. The build system in Trunk and
Fixes branch could be hard-coded to what the correct starting compiler
version should be (just like the compile has a constant to say what
version it is).

Optional: And if for some "advanced" reason a starting compiler other
than the last stable release version must be used, then a --force or
something like that parameter could be introduced too.

This will then hopefully reduce (or with some luck totally eliminate)
this very popular support question.


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