[fpc-devel] property syntax extension

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Sun Oct 21 14:38:56 CEST 2007

On Sun, 21 Oct 2007 14:22:30 +0200 (CEST)
Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:

> > > Well, the ppu file is divided in blocks; Each block has a type
> > > and a size. If you don't "know" a block, you can 'skip' it.
> > > (If memory serves me right, of course)
> > 
> > If the codetools can only read those fields of the ppu, that are
> > supported by the fpc version used for building the codetools, then
> > the ppu reader will always stay merely a fallback parser - only
> > used if there are no sources or to check the user configuration.
> > 
> > In this case: The property information can not be read with the
> > released fpc 2.2. And this means probably the next years.
> > 
> > IMHO the codetools should be able to read the ppu of all available
> > fpc versions, independent of the fpc used compiling the codetools.
> I understand, but what do you want to say with this ?

Only that the codetools can not use a ppureader.ppu from the RTL or
FCL. It can use the ppureader.pas, but not the .ppu.
Or use the XML approach as Florian/Paul suggested.


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