[fpc-devel] type discussion

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich at compuserve.de
Thu Jun 2 21:01:50 CEST 2005

Jamie McCracken wrote:

> >>>I don't understand, why are these forward declarations so evil ?
> >>>
> >>
> >>More code bloat, more typing and they get in the way. They dont give me
> >>anything useful in return.
> >
> >
> > Please show me a piece of code where they are "in the way". Code bloat? They don't cost anything in the executable.
> thats not what I meant! I mean its source code bloat to me especially
> when trying to follow code with large classes in it.

I typically follow code by jumping to the definition of variables or
subroutines, and back again. I rarely read source code sequentially,
because the static arrangement of code pieces is different from their
logical relationship.


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