[fpc-devel] MSEide+MSEgui binary package

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue Apr 15 21:35:21 CEST 2008

On 15 Apr 2008, at 21:22, Martin Schreiber wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 April 2008 21.13:41 Jonas Maebe wrote:
>> On 15 Apr 2008, at 21:05, Martin Schreiber wrote:
>>> Moving msesysintf from implementation uses to interface uses in
>>> msefileutils
>>> fixes the issue.
>> I know what causes the crc problem: the fact that msesysintf declares
>> routines as "external name" in the implementation which aren't
>> declared as "external name" in the interface. This is supported for
>> Delphi-compatibility, but is quite ugly (it also causes wrappers to  
>> be
>> generated because it is possible that units which were compiled after
>> only the interface was parsed may already contain calls to the non-
>> external but regularly mangled Pascal name).
> That means all "external name" declarations should be in interface  
> section?

That's the most efficient, yes (and also what we do in the RTL).  
Alternatively, you can manually create the wrappers in the  
implementation (so you add separate external declarations in the  
implementation and then call these from regular Pascal implementations  
of the interface definitions), so the compiler doesn't do this for you  
and subsequently change the interface "declaration" into the external  


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