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== Basics ==
 
== Basics ==
 
The compiler uses the files in fpc/compiler/msg to output translated error message. The default one, errore.msg, is compiled into the compiler, so it will work without any message file available.
 
The compiler uses the files in fpc/compiler/msg to output translated error message. The default one, errore.msg, is compiled into the compiler, so it will work without any message file available.

Revision as of 05:42, 12 May 2015

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Basics

The compiler uses the files in fpc/compiler/msg to output translated error message. The default one, errore.msg, is compiled into the compiler, so it will work without any message file available.

To add a new message, find the appropriate section (parser_, scan_ etc.) in errore.msg and add the new message at the end of this section with a new succeeding message id. Then rebuild the built-in message tables with

cd fpc/compiler; make msg

and commit the resulting msg*.inc files as well as the changed errore.msg file. The translators are responsible to add the new messages to the translated files.

Translating

In order to get a starting point for updating the message files of other languages, one can use the program msgdif from fpc/compiler/utils. It compares two message files and outputs problems as well as a file new.msg, which you can take as a starting point for an update.

Example:

msgdif errore.msg errorr.msg