[fpc-devel] Need patch for bugs : 0011503 / 0009472

Boian Mitov mitov at mitov.com
Thu Jun 19 14:08:55 CEST 2008

    Hi Michael,

Thank you! I will be looking into the code, and see if I can add the 
functionality with some switch. We may redo the code, however it will 
probably take well over a year for fully rewriting it all, and it may not be 
necessarily a smart thing. Delphi unlike C++ does not have any form of 
function or block enclosement, and the interfaces are the closest thing to 
functional enclosement we have, aside from the error prone try/finally pair. 
If we lose it, we lose a major development tool :-( . It surely downgrades 
the Pascal language a notch. I hope however that sometime in the future we 
will finally have a real functional enclosement in Pascal, but who know ;-) 

  With best regards,
    Boian Mitov

Mitov Software

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Van Canneyt" <michael at freepascal.org>
To: "FPC developers' list" <fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 5:00 AM
Subject: Re: [fpc-devel] Need patch for bugs : 0011503 / 0009472

> It should IMHO not be too hard to make a switch -Osomething which forces
> immediate release of temps. That should ensure Delphi compatible
> behaviour - possibly at the cost of some performance.
> If you can provide a patch to implement such a switch, I'm pretty 
> confident
> it will be included.
> But Jonas is correct in his statement that you are relying on some
> implementation detail which you should not rely on. That it works
> for you in Delphi is pure luck, and the right thing to do is to
> review your code.
> Michael.
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