[fpc-devel] Re: [fpc-l] type discussion
jamie-junk at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Jun 2 15:28:32 CEST 2005
>> fpc-devel maillist - fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org
> 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
More information about the fpc-devel