[fpc-devel] Portability Standards

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Jan 3 10:40:10 CET 2005

On Mon, 3 Jan 2005, Marco van de Voort wrote:

> > 2) File Restructuring
> > I've separated the spaghetti code in AbUtils.pas into distinct MSWINDOWS
> > and UNIX sections, each containing complete procedures. These sections
> > could be moved into dedicated OS specific include files - what's the
> > preferred way?
> I (and FPC in general) prefer that. Jedi prefers to ifdef ad infinitum,
> they are (used to be is a better word) afraid of include files.

The reason is very simple: They are all Delphi programmers, and the Delphi IDE
has NO understanding of include files. Codetools don't work at all if you use
include files. That said: $ifdefs confuse it as well...


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