[Lazarus] Size of binaries etc.

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Sat Mar 24 11:41:01 CET 2012

Mattias Gaertner wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 10:03:11 +0000
> Mark Morgan Lloyd <markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk> wrote:
>> [...]
>> I add -CX to the build options inside the IDE, set up a virgin project 
>> and build it. Binary size is 2,161,352 bytes.
>> So what appears to be happening is that on Linux (and possibly other 
>> unix) a  make bigide  results in an LCL etc. that isn't smartlinkable, 
>> and the only way to get it is to insert -CX in the IDE's Tools -> 
>> Configure "Build Lazarus" setup, despite the fact that the user isn't 
>> intentionally rebuilding.
>> I wonder where that leaves somebody who is trying to build a project 
>> with lazbuild, i.e. never using the IDE?
> You can add it to fpc.cfg or to ~/.lazarus/miscellaneousoptions.xml

I think that I'll at least modify the scripts I use to download/build 
Lazarus to warn if -CX isn't in fpc.cfg.

Are there any disadvantages to adding -CX to fpc.cfg? If it's in there 
as the default is there a way of disabling that on the command line?

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

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