[fpc-devel] Semicolon before else
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Fri Jan 29 15:00:47 CET 2010
On 29 Jan 2010, at 14:40, Juha Manninen wrote:
>> There is no Modula2 mode. There is an Objective-Pascal mode, but no
>> Objective-C mode.
> Sorry, yes. I knew it was Objective-Pascal, used in Mac, but I wrote
> it wrong.
> I remember reading about Modula2 mode but it must have been just an
>>>> Units compiled in different dialects can indeed be mixed in the
>>> That is cool! The same benefit Parrot or .NET have but with compiled
>> No, it is much more limited.
> Ok... which way? They can mix and interact in the same program as
> you told.
In case of FPC it's just a few handful of dialects that are supported
by a single compiler. A generic intermediate format can facilitate
easily combining the output of multiple completely different tools,
the creation/use of generic instrumentation/analysis/verification
tools that work on this format, the choice between static and dynamic
compilation (or a mix), annotations of the generated code in a
standardised way for use by tools that will process it later, ...
>> You can perfectly use a library compiled with gcc in a gpc-compiled
>> program. You just have to translate the headers
> Right. That is the limitation.
As I said, the same limitation goes for FPC: if you want to use a
library written in Objective-C from Objective-Pascal, you also have to
translate the headers.
> And the object oriented classes (in C++) you
> can't really translate except for making them flat functions.
GPC also supports several different Pascal dialects (ISO Standard, ISO
Extended, Mac-style Pascal, Turbo Pascal, GPC-specific, ...), GCC
supports several different C standards (K&R, C89, C99, ...), G++
supports different C++ standards, ... And as far as I know, you can
also combine compiled source files written in different language
variants in the same final binary.
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