[fpc-devel] Pascal Standard, and what we can do.

Maciej Izak hnb.code at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 23:12:37 CEST 2015

2015-07-22 19:47 GMT+02:00 Sven Barth <pascaldragon at googlemail.com>:

> While I agree that type inference /might/ be useful I don't agree with
> inline variable declarations. One of the main points of Pascal is declare
> before use. While this is somewhat violated with Delphi compatible generics
> there one could at least argue that the specialized type is implicitly
> declared by the generic declaration...
> Regards,
> Sven
Sorry Sven but I do agree with inline variable declarations. You don't have
exclusive rights to dictate what is main point of Pascal (there is also
Oxygene, SmartPascal). This is your opinion and this is not ultimate truth.
There is also community with experienced users and big part of this
community (especially around Delphi and Oxygene, not around FPC core
development team :P) needs modern open source Pascal.

Some people love Oxygene, and you can't tell that the Oxygene is not the
Pascal. Any new construction will be "non pascalish" at first glance.

Best Regards,
Maciej Izak
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