[fpc-devel] Semicolon before else

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Fri Jan 29 11:04:34 CET 2010

Pete Cervasio wrote:
> On Friday 29 January 2010 01:52:59 Juha Manninen wrote:
>> For Graeme and others: the problem is not the amount of typing. The problem
>> is that you can easily forget this semicolon
> It's not like you have to drop off your punch cards and come back tomorrow 
> afternoon, is it?

That's not the issue. The issue is that this is a fundamental syntax 
change, it has the capability of introducing subtle errors, and if it 
screws one person's code up such that he has to spend hours or days 
tracking down a bug in something that used to work then it's done the 
FPC and Lazarus projects significant damage.

It might well be useful as an optional feature, but under no 
circumstances enabled by default.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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