[fpc-devel] New Language Features in Oxygene 3.0
daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Wed Apr 23 12:34:33 CEST 2008
Op Wed, 23 Apr 2008, schreef Michael Schnell:
> Did you read this ?
> RemObjects introduces several really interesting language features with the
> new version of their Pascal Dialect, which I think would be useful extensions
> for non .NET compilers, too.
> Parallel Programming:
> have multiple-CPU systems run code automatically in multiple threads
> Property Notifications:
> I suppose this allows for attaching multiple handlers to events (but maybe
> I'm wrong, but multiple handlers is a .NET feature (AFAIK) I suppose it's
> supported by Oxygene somehow and of course it's useful for non .NET programs,
> as well)
> Nullable Expressions:
> Calculations automatically handle a "missing value" bit-combination in a type
> (in fact not new with Oxygene 3.0 but a feature of Remobj's language since
> long) (I don't know if that uses .NET support, but of course it can be done
> natively as well).
> Would it be appropriate to take a look at Oxygene and aim for implementing
> such advanced features in a compatible way.
No. There is no point in Chrome compatibility for several reasons, one
being Chrome not Pascal compatible, one being we are a native code
compiler having no need for .NET features.
New Chrome features are worth a look, but no more than i.e. Ada or C++
features are worth a look.
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