[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 17 16:29:10 CET 2012

Am 17.12.2012 16:20, schrieb Hans-Peter Diettrich:
> Sven Barth schrieb:
>> Am 17.12.2012 14:06, schrieb Hans-Peter Diettrich:
>>> Sven Barth schrieb:
>>>>> still no Delphi-like packages...
>>>> They are planned long term, but they are no cheesecake feature. We 
>>>> need to implement them in a way so that at least the major 
>>>> platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X) can make use of it and already 
>>>> the difference regarding procedure name resolution between Windows 
>>>> and Unix can cause headaches...
>>> We should wait for and explore how the multi-target Delphi handles 
>>> that.
>> No. We need to think about this ourselves as we support more targets 
>> than Delphi ever will support.
> Nonetheless it would be wise to wait for an Embarcadero solution. They 
> might invent a new cross-platform model for their packages, in which 
> case we ended up in yet another package model.
 From what I see so far of the route that Embarcadero takes (complete 
reimplementation of compiler, sudden appearence of "type helpers" and 
things like "zero based strings") I predict that we'll reach a point in 
the near(!) future where we won't (be able to) follow Delphi's lead 
anymore. And thus I don't think that we'll need to wait for Embarcadero 
for this.


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