[fpc-pascal] FormatSettings not updated in Linux

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Fri Jan 2 23:11:09 CET 2015

Florian Klämpfl wrote:
> Am 02.01.2015 um 16:43 schrieb Jonas Maebe:
>> On 02/01/15 15:59, Jeppe Græsdal Johansen wrote:
>>> Den 02-01-2015 kl. 15:07 skrev Jonas Maebe:
>>>> After just having spent 2 days debugging an issue in fcl-res that could
>>>> have been avoided by just using the assembler instead of by
>>>> reimplementing object writers from scratch, I'm even more strengthened
>>>> in my conviction that it is a mistake trying to implement and
>>>> reimplement everything just to make cross-compiling somewhat easier, or
>>>> to avoid libc version compatibility problems on Linux that were common
>>>> 15 years ago.
>>> I pretty much disagree on all points. Maybe it's nice if you sit on some
>>> popular flavour Linux,
>> Our basic "manager" units are independent of Linux flavours and should
>> not introduce any dependencies on a particular flavour or version of Linux.
> I still doubt that it is possible to build a glibc-linked linux binary like the compiler which runs
> on all linux flavours still being in support. Just look at the pain with the IDE on linux. Bottom
> line in the bug tracker and on the mailing lists: if the provided IDE binary does not work for you,
> just do not use it, we cannot help you (I know, in this case we could switch to an external gdb and
> get rid of glibc but this proves only the point).

Noting that I asked about something related to this in fpc-devel the 
other day, I assure you that I feel your pain.

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

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