[fpc-devel] "Friend" classes?

Florian Klaempfl F.Klaempfl at gmx.de
Sun Mar 20 18:38:58 CET 2005

Micha Nelissen wrote:

> On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 10:04:55 +0100
> DrDiettrich <drdiettrich at compuserve.de> wrote:
>>In porting C++ code to Pascal I often stumbled into circular unit
>>references. Then the only solution is a monster unit, that implements
>>all the related classes at once, where the C++ implementation can be
>>split into appropriate modules. 
> The real question is: was the design of the code ok ? Circular references makes code harder to understand. Layers are easier to understand.

C++ creates one monster module in this case as well. You could do the 
same as in C++: split everything into include files. Pascal units aren't 
1:1 equivalent of C++ include files, if C++ libraries are done properly, 
you can translate namespaces to pascal units.

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