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

Marcos Douglas md at delfire.net
Wed Jul 14 17:23:00 CEST 2010

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:45 AM, Mattias Gaertner
<nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 10:26:11 -0300
> Marcos Douglas <md at delfire.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:03 AM, Hans-Peter Diettrich
>> <DrDiettrich1 at aol.com> wrote:
>> > Thaddy schrieb:
>> >
>> >> 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.....
>> >
>> > Just in the FPC compiler case many unit names are hard coded, while the
>> > files to use reside e.g. in a specific machine directory, selected in the
>> > search path. When it becomes desireable to replace only one of these files,
>> > as happened to me, then a solution could be to name that replacement file
>> > differently from its contained unit name.
>> >
>> > Then it would be helpful to allow for exchangable file names, at least at
>> > project/program level. Only then one can be sure that a specific file is
>> > used across the entire project, regardless of all other files in the search
>> > path.
>> I am surprised as there is no conflict of names of units in the FPC / Lazarus.
> Of course there are. For example unit dialogs. This is solved by the
> search path.

And if do you have your own unit Dialogs too, what you do?

> There are even conflicting names in the system unit. For example the
> system unit has a THandle that is 32bit under linux 64bit, but Lazarus
> needs a THandle that is 64bit under 64bit. Gladfully the system unit is
> searched last.


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