[fpc-devel] Syntax problem with function result

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Wed Jul 28 23:22:35 CEST 2010

Am 28.07.2010 23:18, schrieb Daniël Mantione:
> Op Wed, 28 Jul 2010, schreef Hans-Peter Diettrich:
>> Daniël Mantione schrieb:
>>> If I understand it well this patch will disable not only the fpc
>>> externsion:
>>> writeln(name_of_function);
>>> ... but also the standard Pascal:
>>> name_of_function:=value;
>>> Why would we want to disable the standard Pascal solution?
>>> Why not disable the Borland "result" extention?
>> TP mode can be handled differently from the other modes, never
>> affected by this option. But this should be mentioned in the
>> documentation, else some people may wonder why the option doesn't work
>> in their legacy code.
> I wasn't talking about legacy code. I wasn't talking about TP mode
> either. I was talking about new code. Why not disable the "result"
> extension? Delphi is legacy anyway so there is no need anymore to
> promote its flaws.
> To be clear: I am not proposing disabling the "result" extension. I'm
> just applying the same reasoning.

result is non-ambigious.

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