[fpc-devel]C style

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Fri Jan 12 16:58:04 CET 2001

> > Macro's with parameters aren't implemented becuase they can be replaced better with
> > functions. IIRC there was also a note from Linus on the kernel list prefere a solution
> > with static;inline functions above a macro, because inlining also adds more type

> How are the inline-functions implemented in FPC? When using macros, I can

inline should already work (but not tested by the masses yet) within units/programs. But
can't be placed yet in the interface section to be inlined across units.

> have (for example) two versions of it, one stub (empty) and one having
> some code on it. Good for debugging, since when compiled with no debug,
> no extra code gets generated.
> As far as I understand, the above is not possible (in exactly same
> way) with inlined functions, since a reference to a function (which
> would not exist) generates an error.

function debugstr(s:string);inline;
{$ifdef DEBUG}

With optimization the empty inlined function can then be removed. But that afaik not yet
in the compiler

> So the question is: Does an stub inline function with no code except
> for "begin end;" generate 'extra' code?

Not yet, but it can be added

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