[fpc-devel]Proposal for audo-destructors
peter at freepascal.org
Sun Sep 12 17:38:22 CEST 2004
>>The matter has been discussed several times by the FPC core group, at
>>length. No satisfying solution on which everyone agreed was reached.
> I would really appreciate some comments on my question about patches
> that would implement "optional", "unofficial" or "pluggable" features.
> I would like very much to be able to build extensions for particular
> idioms. I understand that not everybody will like this possibility.
> The question is if core developers would dislike it so much as to
> prefer to keep it off the official code.
> It's also possible to implement extensions using some kind of
> preprocessor. But then a lot of code would be duplicated because the
> preprocessor must do a considerably more complex job than macro
> substitution... much like what the compiler itself does later.
> I'm not asking just out of curiosity. I have some ideas and code and
> would like to know if/how could fit with FPC.
Plugin support for the parser is impossible, everything is too much
dependent on other parts. Only assembler/linker etc. could maybe made an
Patches for bugs and compatibility issues are always welcome. Patches for
new constructs will only be applied when everybody agrees on the syntax
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