[fpc-devel] Status of Delphi-like packages (Class+RTTI aware DLL/SO)?

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Thu Sep 9 13:34:37 CEST 2010

Am 09.09.2010 13:27, schrieb Dimitri Smits:
> My angle (besides from the obvious dynamic pluginsystem 

This is why there is no work on a packages system for FPC: there are
simply too much different versions around. While Delphi has at most one
release per year, FPC/Lazarus has more or less every day a new version.
A package compiled for FPC/Lazarus built from todays sources will mostly
not work with a program compiled from yesterday sources.

If you want a plugin system, you should create a defined API for this
plugin system but not depend on the moving target of packages.

The use of packages for FPC is simply much less than for Delphi.

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