[fpc-devel] Re: [fpc-l] type discussion

Jamie McCracken jamie-junk at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Jun 2 15:28:32 CEST 2005

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> MyObject.Create is impossible with classes on the heap. You need to 
> assign MyObject a pointer but you can't do that from within create.

sorry myobject is the pointer so a better example would be :

var strlist : Tstringlist;


This should be easy as you know the pointer type.

> Forward declarations are IMHO required because otherwise the compiler 
> would have to make additional passes(it does 3 AFAIK).

They are not required in a multipass compiler. If you cant resolve a 
symbol on a single pass you can do so on a subsequent one.

> Besides, they are seldom enough to be a problem.

Pain in the arse they are. Its annoying and makes use of the code 
explorer a neccsity when dealing with large classes. Its a total waste 
of my time.

> How does python handle modularity btw?

WHat do you mean?

Im a Delphi programmer not a python one (though Ive done bits and pieces 
in python) but I do envy its less verbose syntax as its just as clean 
and clear.


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