[fpc-devel] with r13297 ChangeName has gone

Ivo Steinmann ivo_steinmann at gmx.net
Fri Jun 19 11:42:05 CEST 2009

it was an accident removing it  (or better uncomment it)

My Answer to the core liste:

This function wasn't actually to change in TComponent, I simply forgot 
to uncomment it again. Did some testings, and because it was nowhere 
used I didn't got an error and so I forgot to reenable it.

But there were several bugs in about 4 or 5 functions concerning 
freelists and handling them. And there was one bug in another function. 
Because all these were so obvious, that there's no need for discussion.

Formatting: so you are a friend of format changeings all few lines. 
Because I had to go through the whole code anyway I simply continued 
with the formatting that the first few functions started with.

Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 19 Jun 2009, at 04:23, Paul Ishenin wrote:
>> I think that ChangeName should stay in the TComponent class. It is 
>> the only way to change a component name without validation. Even if 
>> it is not used by Lazarus it is probably used by some third-party 
>> components. For example report generators can use them to implement 
>> own name validation and change for the designer objects (if they are 
>> components).
> And the patch combines reformatting with functional changes, the 
> commit comment does not mention what actually is changed nor why, and 
> the patch changes at least some internal behaviour (the notifying of 
> components from tcomponent.destroy now happens in the inverse order; 
> this is unlikely to be part of the interface contract, but unless 
> absolutely necessary it is bad to change such internal details since 
> it can unnecessarily break existing programs).
> Please Ivo, do not commit such changes without first asking whether 
> your patch is ok if you are not the primarily responsible developer 
> for that part of the FPC source tree (and split patches into 
> reformatting and functionality changes, so that reviewing is easier, 
> and explain in the comments what the patch changes).
> Jonas
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