[fpc-devel] Observer support in Delphi

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 25 08:50:10 CEST 2012

Am 25.10.2012 01:55 schrieb "luiz americo pereira camara" <luizmed at oi.com.br
> Regarding Delphi compatibility, currently fpc already lacks much features
in areas like attributes, anounimous methods, generics, interfaces, unicode
and some will never land at fpc.

- attributes are being worked on
- for anonymous methods exists a branch with an initial implementation
though this is currently on hiatus :(
- generics is being worked on (constraints are nearly finished, generic
methods are planned next)
- what do you miss for interfaces?
- Unicode support is being worked on
(- extended RTTI is on my ToDo list)
(- for type helpers I have already done a first proof of concept
(- dynamic packages is currently not being worked on, but nevertheless
planned for the future)

>This can be (or not) a start point to depart from playing "Delphi catch
up" at all cost and port only the features that matches the fpc direction
(whatever it is)

I believe the final diversion will take place if Embarcadero really
implements a new compiler that throws away much backwards compatibility (as
is currently suggested by things like the string helper, 0-based strings
and reference counted class instances)

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