[fpc-devel] New language idea: Unified types (assignmentsize-compatible types).

Lloyd Park lloyd.b.park at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 16:30:01 CEST 2011

Not to mention that it breaks the strong typing that is central to Pascal's design.

On Jun 20, 2011, at 5:16 AM, Paul Dunn wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 6:12 AM, Skybuck Flying <skybuck2000 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Not a problem, that's what the unified type is for.
>> It detects "pointer" and "longword" is of different size on 64 bit so then
>> it's not allowed ;)
> Wouldn't that break your code between platforms quite considerably? I
> can't see how this would be remotely useful!
> D.
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