[fpc-devel] Templates / Generics

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Nov 8 09:49:41 CET 2005

On Tue, 8 Nov 2005, Marco van de Voort wrote:

>> Florian Klaempfl <florian at freepascal.org> wrote:
>>>> Is this correct so far?
>> Ok. So, FPC will follow chrome/Delphi?
> Afaik there is no need to. Chrome is as relevant as C++, since it is a
> different language, and Delphi implements .NET stuff, and maybe provides a
> backwards compat kludge for win32 at best.
> For us, native is the core platform, and how they twist themselves to achieve
> compat between .NET and win32 (and how much .NET syntax they borrow) is not
> our problem.

That is why I prefer a more 'object pascal' syntax, and not
this preprocessor-like stuff.

Later on, the -MDelphi switch can be used to implement
delphi-compatible parsing. If they do it differently
from chrome, then we'll implement -MChrome...


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