[fpc-devel] Some compiler changes...

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Tue Jan 23 09:34:40 CET 2007

Op Tue, 23 Jan 2007, schreef Michael Van Canneyt:

> I think this goes against all that pascal stands for. We don't want to
> butcher the language. Next thing you'll be asking to have it case sensitive.
> As a programmer you know that certain keywords are keywords. Don't use them
> in your fields/variables whatever. Keep you code readable.

Well, there are many things in Delphi against all Pascal stands for. Yet 
we need it for compatibility, and despite our, IMHO totally 
reasonable, clean-up attempts $mode delphi might even be used more 
than $mode objfpc :(

I think history has shown that it is not wise to reject things. IMO, the 
features can be provided in a Chrome mode, while fpc and objfpc remain 
clean Pascal. Even that has its limits, code exchange must remain 
possible between fpc and non-fpc modes, but despite all the crap, we can 
at least try to keep them clean.


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