1.3.13 $INCLUDEPATH : Specify include path.

This option serves to specify the include path, where the compiler looks for include files. Used as


it will add XXX to the include path. The value XXX can contain one or more paths, separated by semicolons or colons.

For example:

{$INCLUDEPATH ../inc;../i386}  
{$I strings.inc}

will add the directories ../inc and ../i386 to the include path of the compiler. The compiler will look for the file strings.inc in both these directories, and will include the first found file. This directive is equivalent to the -Fi command line switch.

Caution is in order when using this directive: If you distribute files, the locations of the files may not be the same as on your machine; moreover, the directory structure may be different. In general it would be fair to say that you should avoid using absolute paths. Instead, one should use relative paths only, as in the example above.