[fpc-devel] circular uses clauses
post at joaomorais.com.br
Fri Oct 3 19:05:32 CEST 2008
peter green wrote:
>> Because a Pascal compiler parses the interface section of an unit only
>> once, ...
> IMO what would fix a lot of the problem would be a "cross unit forward
> declaration", that is a way to tell a compiler "this type is a class
> type declared in unit x that is all you need to know for now" (afaict
> that is all the compiler needs to know to compile a function prototype
> or similar)
> The current situation means that a set of interrelated classes often
> must either all be put in the same unit or do a lot of typecasting.
...instead of create 10 lines of 10 units within the uses declaration in
order to use all that related classes. The former is far better imho.
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