[fpc-devel] FPCUnit problem - do we fix or rewrite?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue May 19 14:53:39 CEST 2009

On Tue, 19 May 2009, Jonas Maebe wrote:

> On 19 May 2009, at 14:06, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> I'm afraid I have seriously bad experiences with interfaces in FPC
> How so? I'm not aware of any outstanding bugs with interfaces in FPC. Even 
> the compiler uses them now (only for whole-program optimization though, so 
> usually you won't test them).

Well, e.g.


In addition to what is described there, the API to retrieve interfaces seems 
to have changed over time, because I sent code to some other people in the 
full conviction that it would compile out of the box, but that was definitely 
not the case. It cost me days of checking, installing, recompiling :(

Another point was trying to get the Mozilla API working. All code works in 
Delphi, but fails horribly in FPC. I should check this again, maybe it has
improved now. Available time is the biggest constraint :(

I'll try to reproduce all problems I had and insert bug reports for them.


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