[fpc-devel] Class property and virtual getter

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Fri Feb 28 01:57:48 CET 2014

Michael Van Canneyt schrieb:

>>> The reason is explained in the upcoming docs.
>>> Namely: a static method cannot be overridden.
>> Sure, but virtual methods (including class methods) can be overridden.
>>> The class property is part of this particular class, and descendent 
>>> classes should not be able to override it's behaviour.
>> A static class method can call another virtual class method,
> No, it cannot. Try it. It was explained to me using this exact example.

Then I missed the "static;" directive in the posted example, added to 
the getter/setter methods. Delphi introduced that directive after D7, 
and I found no useful description for it yet. Now it looks to me as if 
we have to distinguish ordinary static (non-virtual) methods from 
explicit "static;" methods.


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