[fpc-devel] Generic List in Advanded record does not compile with -MobjFPC, works with -MDelphi (perhaps related to Generics.Collections that I am using)

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 27 20:28:17 CEST 2015

On 27.04.2015 20:19, Michael Ring wrote:
> I am not sure if this is a problem of the Generics.Collections unit I am
> using (https://github.com/dathox/generics.collections) as this unit is
> always compiled with -Mdelphi or if this is an issue with fpc's parser.
> The following snippet compiles fine in delphi mode, but does not compile
> in ObjectFPC Mode:
> type
>    TSpecialFunctionBits = record
>      name: String;
>      Position: longWord;
>      Mask: longWord;
>      notMask: longWord;
>      Length: longWord;
>      constructor create(theName: String; thePosition, theMask,
> theLength: longWord);
>    end;
> Error is:
> Fatal: Syntax error, ";" expected but "<" found
> I saw this error with trunk fpc.

Are you sure that's the correct location? I don't see a "<" anywhere 
there. Can it be that you are missing a "specialize" where you're 
specializing the generic? Also note that ObjFPC does not support inline 
specializations (yet), specializations must be done in "type" sections.


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