[fpc-devel] Circular references and forward declarations

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Tue Jan 5 17:39:21 CET 2010

Juha Manninen schrieb:
> On tiistai, 5. tammikuuta 2010 18:07:38 Florian Klaempfl wrote:
>> Juha Manninen schrieb:
>>> If I create a feature request issue for this, does it have any chance of
>>> being implemented?
>> No.
> Well thanks, that was a quick answer. According to timestamp you answered my 
> mail before I sent it!
> In this virtual internet reality everything is possible. :-)
> I hope you read my reasoning, too. 

I knew all the reasoning, but honestly, I don't see a point in it. I
used C++ for years professionally and I always avoided circular
references/implementing classes in different files than the header is
named so I see no need in pascal either (and I never needed it).

> I wrote the mail after reading many related 
> discussions and after being frustrated many times because of this limitation. 
> So, this was not one of the "me too, I found something to complain" messages 
> but a real problem.

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