[fpc-devel] Macro Processing

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri May 13 14:19:42 CEST 2011

On Fri, 13 May 2011, Joerg Schuelke wrote:

> Am Fri, 13 May 2011 13:43:52 +0200 (CEST)
> schrieb Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org>:
>> If I had my way, I would remove the existing ones alltogether.
>> The one use case they have in FPC sources could easily be remedied.
> Thats a clear position. If there is no macro support at all, I would
> not ask to put parameters there in. And nobody else would do, too.
> But now you have macros and they are nearly useless and thats the
> reason, from time to time, somebody comes up with an idea like mine.

And from time to time I repeat my position on the matter :)

I really don't think the issue merits so much attention.

In my opinion, this kind of thing is not what makes a language useful. 
(if I thought so, I would have switched to something else a long time ago).

I consider the available libraries and standard routines are orders of magnitude 
more important: being able to take on any problem without having to think whether 
the necessary routines are available.


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