[fpc-devel] Code is clean now, but how about documentation?

Tom Verhoeff T.Verhoeff at tue.nl
Thu Oct 2 21:45:34 CEST 2008

I don't want to wake up sleeping dogs, but while updating various slides
to base them on FreePascal/Lazarus instead of Delphi, I found that
some documentation that I had copied from the Delphi Help years ago
(probably version 6 or so), is literally the same in the FreePascal
RTL documentation.

In this particular case, it concerns the text for the String function

  Delete removes Count characters from string S, starting at position
  Index.  All characters after the deleted characters are shifted Count
  positions to the left, and the length of the string is adjusted.

It is word for word exactly the same in the current FPC RTL reference.

One explanation could be that Borland took this from somewhere else,
and that that is a public source also used by FreePascal.  Or maybe
the Delphi documentation has a license that allows this.  Or, ...

Anyway, it could be a concern.

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