[fpc-devel] RTTI generating

Boian Mitov mitov at mitov.com
Sat Sep 20 00:45:33 CEST 2014

  Hi Sven,

Thank you!
This is all great news. I perfectly understand, and I also support some open source projects.
However the dynamic packages have been in the works for at least 5-6 years if I recall.
If the product does not catch up on at least some of those items, it simply will become irrelevant :-( . It will be a shame after all the great effort that has already gone into it if.

I am extremely overworked myself, but I am looking into any option to help it.

With best regards,
Boian Mitov

Mitov Software

From: Sven Barth 
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2014 3:19 PM
To: FPC developers' list 
Subject: Re: [fpc-devel] RTTI generating

Am 19.09.2014 23:39 schrieb "Boian Mitov" <mitov at mitov.com>:
> I even offered to donate our enhanced RTTI API to the FPC community with very little interest so far :-( .

Your API would be welcome, but it's of no use when we don't yet generate the data your API relies on. And implementing that takes a sufficient amount of free time. Don't forget that we work on FPC on our free time without being paid for it (mostly at least). And then the extended RTTI isn't the only thing that wants to be implemented. Just a short list of those:

- dynamic packages (working on that)
- generic methods and functions (working on that)
- attributes (being worked at) and extended RTTI
- invoke (needs generic methods for TValue)
- anonymous functions (being worked at or not... Don't know the current state)
- Vector Pascal support
- the new array initializers from XE7
- interface delegation to classes
- usable cppclass support


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