[Pkg-pascal-devel] help needed

Paul Gevers elbrus at debian.org
Sun Nov 22 18:55:18 UTC 2015

Hi Abou,

On 22-11-15 19:46, Abou Al Montacir wrote:
> However the first patch only affects the compiler. This means that the
> result of {$I %DATE%} will always return the compiler sources date. This
> is of course a bug.

Indeed, I learned that after I send my first patch to this list.

>>> It definitely affects the compiler when compiling other programs also.
>> I had the believe the the first one was more definite. So I like to
>> learn here.
> Are you talking about the same thing as the bug above?


>> Can you elaborate on what you have in mind exactly? I would really like
>> to come to a patch that would be acceptable by upstream in the upstream
>> code. I currently believe that scanner.pas is really the appropriate
>> place, with maybe globals.pas as an alternative. But maybe you have
>> great alternatives in mind.
> I just think that we copy paste these function in globals.pas, maybe
> after merging then all in one function. This will avoid adding a
> dependency on a new unit.

Do you think that would still be acceptable by upstream? Well, either
way, we get the code in. So I guess we agree to fix getdatestr in
globals.pas, either with the code copied in (our first implementation
for now) and if upstream doesn't like that and rather has a dependency
on the unit, we go that route. If upstream rejects outright, we'll stick
to the getdatestr solution in Debian only.


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