[fpc-devel] Interface delegation fix: backport to FPC 2.4.2 ...?

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Wed May 19 16:21:11 CEST 2010

Marco van de Voort het geskryf:
> Note that I was mainly talking about any object types that are designed to
> be Delphi compatible.

Like I said, they will not interfere with Delphi compatibility at all
because Delphi doesn't have such a feature. [yet many other
toolkits/frameworks do] The usage of a GUID identifying the interface will
also reduce conflicts with somebody else's code - but considering that
'interface delegation' was not implemented till a few days ago, that will
also reduce any possible issue. I don't know if FPC supports Interface
Method Resolution, but that is also a specific language feature introduced
by Borland to overcome interface conflicts.

I really don't see a the problem here. FPC often implements things that
have far greater chances of breaking existing code - I just pointed out
another such example a few days ago.

  - Graeme -

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