[fpc-pascal] Do the make commands have a way of listing the options and possible values for them?

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Tue Apr 14 19:51:21 CEST 2015

Tomas Hajny wrote:
> On Tue, March 31, 2015 15:18, Jonas Maebe wrote:
>> vfclists . wrote on Tue, 31 Mar 2015:
>>> The ./configure command used by a lot of unix programs can list the
>>> options
>>> and possible values for them.
>> Note that ./configure can only do this if someone explicitly added
>> information about all of those options to the help text of a
>> particular configure script.
>>> Do the make commands for Lazarus and FPC have
>>> such an option?
>> No, nobody has written such a help text for the FPC or Lazarus
>> makefiles. There is some information in the documentation, but it
>> hasn't been updated in a long time and is both incomplete and largely
>> out of date.
> For completeness - "make help" is supported for at least both the fpcbuild
> and fpc Makefiles, but their content is limited to listing the Makefile
> targets (and even that it somewhat outdated these days) and it does not
> include any information about additional options modifying the overall
> behaviour.
If anybody works on this please could they link to 24789 on Mantis which 
is sitting there unassigned.
Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk
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