[lazarus] Text file database as a first step...?
peter at freepascal.org
Sat Aug 23 12:02:08 EDT 2003
> On Sat, 23 Aug 2003 15:10:15 +0200 (CEST)
> Michael.VanCanneyt at wisa.be wrote:
>> On Sat, 23 Aug 2003, Mattias Gaertner wrote:
>> > On 23 Aug 2003 04:12:27 -0600
>> > Tom Lisjac <netdxr at adelphia.net> wrote:
>> > > > ... But we're still
>> > > > thinking about a good package format. Maybe a mix between fpcmake
>> > > > and lazarus package manager would be good, if we can make the
>> > > > package manager in a command-line version.
>> > Peter Vreman had the same idea and I like the idea too. But in
>> > fpcmake and the lazarus package system are quite different. fpcmake is
>> > Makefile generator and the other is a graphical dependency manager for
>> > fpc commands.
>> Sounds the same to me ? One is graphical, the other not :-)
>> > A Makefile is file based, supports a lot of macros and uses the
>> > environment vars. Lazarus otoh is package based, supports inheritance
>> > and no variable depends on external programs.
Package based is better for pascal units. Pascal units don't need the
Makefile file dependency support. A program that has ppu file knowledge
can give that information much better.
Having the posibility to run pre- and post-build commands that can do some
preprocessing/checking will make a package based tool already very
powerfull to do some more complex tasks
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