[fpc-devel] Important: Call for testing.

C Western l at c-m-w.me.uk
Sat Jan 1 16:48:01 CET 2005

Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> Nono, it's good that you fixed your bug.
> You should never rely on the loading order. For forms, for instance, it is 
> dependent on the creation in the IDE. A simple cut and paste could change 
> the order. Relying on this would be bad practice.
>> The other thing that struck me is that unsatisfied references do not throw an
>> error - shouldn't they? (It would have made fixing the error a little easier)
>> How about the following patch:
> Delphi doesn't throw an error either, and it should definitely not do so at the
> end of local reference resolving; At most this could be done after all loading
> is done, and you don't know when that is: forms can be created at any time...
It still seems strange not to throw an error. The point I suggested is 
the first time that it is definitely known that the local reference will 
never be resolved, as at that point the reference is simply thrown away 
if not resolved. (Or am I missing something?)


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