[fpc-devel] property syntax extension

Paul Ishenin ip at kmiac.ru
Thu Oct 18 03:26:47 CEST 2007

Hello, fpc-developer list.

Some time ago I posted here proposal to extend platform keyword. You 
gave a hostile reception to that proposal.

Later Florian in private conversation with me suggested better idea of 
property attributes. Indeed, attributes are more general solution than 
platform keyword.

Lets discuss this proposal.

What is the purpose: extend rtti (or another structures that can be 
accessed at run time) with list of user defined Name=Value items.

How it can be used: since it is generic solution different tools can use 
it in their own way. For example in LCL we can use attribute 'widgetset' 
to define widgetset specific properties and show such properties on 
another Tab of Object Inspector or with different colors (or show hints 
and so on).

Attached file (open document format can be opened by OpenOffice) 
contains proposed syntax diagrams and declaration examples.

Best regards,
Paul Ishenin.
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