[fpc-devel] Proposal: Supporting initial references for weakexternal

Jeppe Johansen jepjoh2 at es.aau.dk
Wed Jan 12 11:45:17 CET 2011

Den 12-01-2011 11:25, michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be skrev:
> That's not correct. You must write all the default handlers.
> For each procedure signature you must write a handler. So you must 
> write more code.
> And if you want a correct error message at runtime, then you must 
> write a handler per weakexternal.
> I am not against this feature, but this will definitely result in more 
> code.
> Michael.
Only if you choose to use weakexternal with a set default symbol for 
dynamic linking. I personally don't think that's a good idea in many cases.

This change doesn't require you to to set the default symbol, and if you 
don't it'll work like a normal weakexternal reference(eg. be nil and not 
warn you if it's undefined)

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