[fpc-devel] property syntax extension
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Fri Oct 19 11:08:34 CEST 2007
On 19 Oct 2007, at 11:00, Micha Nelissen wrote:
> Jonas Maebe wrote:
>> It's not a good idea to make the compiler dependent on features
>> not available in the RTL of the previous release, as this can
>> complicate debugging quite a bit.
> Elaborate please ? You mean debugging of the compiler, but don't
> you always work on new compilers ? When debugging, you could copy
> the ppu to the "old" RTL if you're using an old RTL with a new
> compiler ?
My global install of FPC 2.2.0 does not include this unit. Compiling
it with 2.2.0 and adding it to my global installation is what I
consider needlessly complex (not to mention that it pollutes my 2.2.0
install so I can no longer use it to test 2.2.0 bug reports, as I may
see different things than someone who installed the actual release),
and this practice can easily lead to a complete mess of cascade
dependencies on newer versions of units (hoping in case such a unit
in itself also starts depending on other new features of the new RTL).
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