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

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Wed Jul 14 12:49:43 CEST 2010

In our previous episode, Thaddy said:
> >   
> 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.....

I really wonder what the point is of such hack. You still have to walk all
references to add  ( in ' '), so you might as well do a proper rename.

In the past it was sometimes used to have long unit names refer to 8.3
filenames, but I haven't really cared about 8.3 for almost a decade now.

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