[fpc-devel] Class property and virtual getter
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Thu Feb 27 09:52:35 CET 2014
On Thu, 27 Feb 2014, Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
> Sven Barth schrieb:
>>> Changing the GetResourceClient method from virtual to static works
>>> Is this a bug or by design?
>> As Michael said this is by design. If you want to use a non-static class
>> procedure you must not use "class property", but only "property" (yes, that
> So what's the special use of a *class* property? If it exists for Delphi
> compatibility only, why then is it handled differently from "property"?
The reason is explained in the upcoming docs.
Namely: a static method cannot be overridden.
The class property is part of this particular class, and descendent classes
should not be able to override it's behaviour.
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