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

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Thu Sep 9 16:24:19 CEST 2010

>> IMO the implementation of Delphi packages in FPC depends on two things: 
>> the resources required for such an implementation, and the chance for 
>> closed-source libraries. When we want to disallow or even discourage 
>> closed-source FPC projects, I see no urgent need for implementing Delphi 
>> packages.
> I don't see any connection why the situation with packages would be any
> different, licensewise, from the current situation with EXEs.  
> ... Most notably since a EXE+packages is essentially just an EXE fragmented
> over multiple parts.

E.g. for a closed source IDE packages are essentially.

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