[fpc-devel] FPC 2.3.1 SVN 8427: new compilation error.

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Wed Sep 12 09:45:43 CEST 2007

> However the codebase I'm porting
> passes properties to EOF all over the place 
What do you think a property as a var parameter is supposed to do ?

Theoretically a write to the property _could_ be compiled into a call to 
the set method. But with that the called function would need code to 
detect if the var parameter is a property and act accordingly. Though a 
nice feature, IMHO it would make things so complicated that it does not 
make much sense.

I suppose (part of) the difference is not that passing properties as 
vars was allowed but that the public value in question a not a property 
but a class variable (that _does_ have an address to be passed when 
doing "var").


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