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

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Jul 12 20:35:15 CEST 2010

On Mon, 12 Jul 2010, Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:

> Michael Van Canneyt schrieb:
>> The cure is far worse than the problem, because it is still trying to 
>> combine 2 systems that are basically incompatible.
>> Bottom line is: don't use 'in' for the uses clause; use the command-line
>> option to specify the location of the sources.
> Then we could start by immediately flagging all uses of "in" as deprecated, 
> unless e.g. TP7 or Delphi mode is selected. When the users can demonstrate 
> that they still need such a feature, we could think again about other (more 
> compatible) solutions for not yet covered special cases, before dropping it 
> from the FPC syntax.

I agree.


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