[fpc-devel] Re: [fpc-l] type discussion
DrDiettrich at compuserve.de
Thu Jun 2 15:27:53 CEST 2005
Gerhard Scholz wrote:
> Useful extensions I would see:
> bigger sets: set of -100000..100000 (e.g.)
Ordinals are positive numbers, and only ordinals can become set
In rare cases I missed bigger sets myself, in detail in parser
generators and other automatons with many states.
> a way to write integer constants in any base, not only
> binary/octal/hexadecimal (not so important, but easy to implement)
More important: Unicode literals. But I know that this would require a
very big change to the scanner, and to all code editors and other tools.
Perhaps somebody has another idea how to solve this problem?
> more operators which can be overloaded (should follow the ALGOL68 rules)
No, please, don't open a can of worms :-(
> the C-style operators += etc. should better be written as +:= since C has =
> as assignment, Pascal has := as assignment symbol
:= means "assign to", += means "add to" etc., I cannot find any
More information about the fpc-devel