[Lazarus] Congrats on the new project options screen

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Wed Aug 7 12:05:30 CEST 2013

Juha Manninen wrote:
> One more thing:
> FPC could give much better and consistent info about the options than
> what the current "fpc -i" and "fpc -h" do.
> For example the help refers to "fpc -i" for possible values for
> selection lists but does not mention which list to look for. I had to
> make a hard-coded mapping which again undermines the idea of a generic
> parser.
> Also, -Oo, -OW and -Ow options must be hard-coded to show individual options.
> Can somebody please verify that my guesses were right. I hope in
> future fpc help will be more exact and consistent. It would benefit
> not only my parser but also human readers.

Would there be any mileage in having the compiler output this sort of 
thing in XML or some similar formal markup?

What happens if the compiler emits any language other than English?

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

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