[fpc-devel] property syntax extension

Jonas Maebe 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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