[fpc-devel] Purpose of "uses ... in"?

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Sun Jul 11 15:47:25 CEST 2010

I know that the "in <filespec>" is part of the Delphi syntax, but what 
is it really good for?

AFAIK it's not allowed to "rename" units this way, and since (currently) 
only absolute filenames are implemented, I really wonder why FPC allows 
to use it everywhere?

IMO the filespec should allow for relative pathes, and also the use of 
FPC macros should be possible (e.g. FPCSourceDir).

When there exists interest in such an extended functionality, but nobody 
has the time to implement it, I'll try to implement it myself.


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