[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 18 14:16:40 CET 2012

Am 18.12.2012 13:19, schrieb Michael Schnell:
> On 12/17/2012 03:44 PM, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
>> Probably not even implemented, because Delphi IDE is Windows only - 
>> and there are no plans to make a cross-platform IDE by Embarcadero. 
>> Regards, - Graeme - 
> IMHO Delphi-like IDE (design-time) packages are not useful in Lazarus, 
> as adding a source package and recompiling does the trick just as well.
> What does make sense are Delphi like pre-compiled dynamically linked 
> (Runtime)-packages, allowing for creating "plugins".

It does not really matter whether the packages are used as design-time 
packages or as runtime packages in the end as the compiler must know to 
handle both, because the RTL package must ALWAYS be supplied as a 
statically added package (shared linking!) if runtime packages are used 
(otherwise you could not use runtime packages either).


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