[fpc-devel] Interface scope incompatibility with Delphi

Martin Schreiber mse00000 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 12:09:20 CET 2010

On Wednesday, 10. November 2010 11.24:52 Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> >> Nowhere is the Delphi behaviour guaranteed, not even by Delphi.
> >
> > Well, I can always argue that FPC tries to clone/mimic Delphi behaviour
> > in many ways... it's that little FPC design goal called "delphi
> > compatibility". Think of all the poor developers trying to port their
> > Delphi code to FPC.  ;-)
> Yes, valid and documented code is supported.
> This is invalid code which just so happens to work.
FPC could implement, document and guarantee the very useful and sometimes 
necessary behaviour maybe?
I sometimes miss the support from FPC team for framework and user 
requirements. The framework devels can't develop the compiler them self. But 
don't you think, a compiler, where the main purpose is to compile it self, is 
a little bit sparse?
Don't you think the FPC team should ecourage IDE and framework devels to use 
their compiler and the FPC team should support them as much as they can, same 
as we (the framework devels) do with our customers?
We had that theme already with FCL and RTL, do you remember? Now I don't use 
FCL and RTL anymore if there are other possibilities because doing it on my 
own is less work, less time consuming, normally with better results and more 
fun and less frustration.


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