[fpc-devel] Modernising Pascal

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Wed Feb 23 15:54:01 CET 2005

> Marco van de Voort wrote:
> > The constructs are not that frequent, so typing is not limited. I do not agree on
> > the "clearer" part also.
> > 
> >>From low to high is more clear than IN, since that says nothing about order.
> Well for..in is not a replacement for the conventional For syntax in all 
> circumstances but nevertheless it is a convenience to have (a 
> performance advantage as well perhaps?).
> If FPC is committed to Delphi compatibility then it surely must add this 
> at some point?

FPC is committed to Delphi compat, but explicitely made an exception for
.NET related stuff, even if it is available in Delphi/win32 too, like dotted
unit paths.

Of course, no decision in a project of this magnitude is final, but there
are enough useful things left to do.

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