[fpc-devel] property syntax extension

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Sun Oct 21 14:41:26 CEST 2007

Mattias Gaertner schrieb:
> 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

I suggested :) Paul didn't like it that much

He started also a wiki page: http://wiki.freepascal.org/Property_attributes

> /Paul suggested.
> Mattias
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