[fpc-devel] Syntax problem with function result

Jeppe Johansen jepjoh2 at kom.aau.dk
Wed Jul 28 14:26:27 CEST 2010

How would it? As I wrote, I suggested that you should be able to disable 
the function name result variable with a compiler directive. That 
wouldn't break anything since normal code wouldn't have the compiler 

I know why the functionality is there, but I just think it's unnecessary 
baggage and complexity in a modern dialect

The semantics are really hard to figure out too, whereas it makes 
perfect sense when you use "result". I don't think it follows logically 
whether it'll call the function or set the result

I attached a patch, that works as I suggested
I think alot of other people would think of this as an unnecessary 
"addition", but well, I like my compilers strict :)

Hans-Peter Diettrich skrev:
> Jeppe Johansen schrieb:
>> I wouldn't miss not having the name of the function as a result 
>> variable in mode objfpc, at all. I think it would be a valid 
>> addition, as a compiler directive that was turned on as default, as 
>> not to break existing code
> It would break the compiler itself.
> DoDi
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