[fpc-devel] [patch] ucomplex cln() bug

Dimitrios Apostolou jimis at gmx.net
Mon Jul 31 23:24:39 CEST 2006

Florian Klaempfl wrote:
>>Given the chance, I would like also to ask some things about this unit. It is 
>>not documented or even mentioned anywhere, so it was pretty hard to find it 
>>in the first place. So is this unit considered an official part of fpc? 
> It is else it wouldn't be in the distro ;) I guess more documenting it
> was forgotten so far. Fill a bug report and I assign it to Michael :)
Sorry I haven't filed that bug report yet. It's just that I'm always 
bored of creating new accounts and of strange web interfaces, that is 
all. I'd appreciate if someone with a bugzilla account and an interest 
on this issue files the bug report, or else I'll do it myself sometime, 
just don't hold your breath. :-)

>>Moreover, why are functions named in a C-like manner (cpow, cmod, csin)? Since 
>>we have function overloading, wouldn't it be nicer if they were named after 
>>math's unit functions (power, abs, sin)? 
> Cross unit overloading wasn't available when this unit was written
> though I consider it a little bit dangerous in this case.

Could you please explain me the reasons? I am not at all experienced 
with function/operator overloading and I have some doubts myself 
(especially when combining function overloading with implicit type 
conversions because of := overloading). It's just that I presumed 
overloading would be safe enough, since they are a long time feature of 


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