[fpc-pascal] Manual sources? Some doc questions.

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Mar 3 14:07:00 CET 2017

In our previous episode, Michael Van Canneyt said:
> > why it builds fpmake-executables to do so? (Really ignorant: and why e.g.
> > there isn't 'just a hypothetical github-package-project' which can be
> > cloned, built and installed)? Is there any docu, discussion about this
> > subject?
> the fpmake executables are exactly meant to enable this
> github-package-project, without falling back on make.
> There are 2 motivations for using fpmake:
> 1. Make does not understand dependencies as FPC understands them.
> 2. fpmake is pascal code. Anyone writing pascal code can create a fpmake file,
>     no extra tools need to be learned. This is the main motivation.

  3. fpmake is more complete and performs a lot of operations  which
      make needs external binaries, which are a maintenance hazard on non *nix

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