[fpc-devel]feature requests: circular unit ref, usage before define, Delphi constructs, block local identifiers

Jonas Maebe jonas at zeus.rug.ac.be
Mon Mar 25 17:25:49 CET 2002

On maandag, maart 25, 2002, at 06:10 , Pavel V. Ozerski wrote:

> I'm sure all these suggestions have good intentions but are based on
> an very bad circumstance: the language Object Pascal wich is
> developing by Borland, SpeedSoft, FPC team, VP team etc has no
> official registered standard! At result whe have a lot of syntax (not
> only in libraries) incompatibilities even between different
> versions of product developed by the same team! I'm sure, Object
> Pascal is an independent language which differs from classic Wirth's
> Pascal and needs to be standartized!
> :) in spite of this, I cannot restrain myself and would also suggest
> some syntax improvements but they at least seem to be not conflicting
> with Pascal ideology: To make possible access to overriden types, 
> variables
> etc in nested functions/procedures and in "with" blocks:
> procedure proc1;
>  var
>   i:integer;
>  procedure proc2;
>   var
>    i:integer;
>   begin
>    for i:=proc1.i to 10 do
> ........................
> program MyProg;
> var
>  R:record
>   x:integer;
>  end;
>  x:integer;
> begin
>  with R do
>   x:=MyProg.x;
> ..........................
> Also I would remember one my non syntax-related suggestion:
> to use WDOSX instead GO32;

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