[fpc-devel] New Language Features in Oxygene 3.0

Daniël Mantione 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 ?
> http://www.remobjects.com/product/page.asp?id={E10F7F5C-AE94-4833-9E4B-2EDD5ED69768} 
> ?
> 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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