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

Thaddy thaddy at thaddy.com
Wed Jul 14 12:43:35 CEST 2010

Michael Schnell wrote:
>  On 07/13/2010 06:27 PM, Jonas Maebe wrote:
>> b) indeed also because of the searching for filenames with different 
>> cases.
> It might sometimes indeed make sens to not be forced to use the same 
> name for the unit and the file containing it's source code.
> So using "in" with just a file name, without the obviously 
> non-portable directory notation, and thus (hopefully) having the 
> compiler search in the normal unit search path does make sense.
> -Michael
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Yes, but that defeats unit aliasing by renaming: like "uses foo in 
"bar.pas"" instead of "uses foo" (implies "in foo.pas"). Did somebody 
mention this in the discussion?
Programmers are not very imaginative in naming. It is plainly helpfull 
to be able to rename a file if another file with a different content.....

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