[fpc-devel] Addition of partial specializations; Request for testers!

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 5 22:13:35 CEST 2014

Hello together!

I've finally come around to implement support for partial 
specializations. Partial specializations are for specializations of 
generics inside another generic. Up to now simply the generic type was 
used instead of a specializations (e.g. TTest<> instead of 
TTest<LongInt>) which often resulted in failed type checks. With the 
addition of partial specializations the amount of these errors should 
hopefully be decreased and I'll check the corresponding bug reports in 
the next few days.

Nevertheless partial specializations quite heavily changed how the 
parsing of generics works and thus I need your help. I already checked 
that there are no regressions in our testsuite, but maybe our testsuite 
does not yet contain a test for something that is now broken. So if you 
use generics OR you use nested records (yes, I needed to change 
something there as well) then I'd like you to test whether any 
regression in your code was introduced between the following Free Pascal 

27860 (no partial specializations)
27861 (partial specializations)

So if something fails in revision 27861 that did not fail in 27860 I'd 
like you to report this with tag "partial specializations" (it should 
already exist in the tag list) and I'll fix that ASAP.

Thank you very much. :)


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