[fpc-devel] Debug compiler
lazarus at kluug.net
Mon Nov 2 16:12:41 CET 2015
On 01.11.2015 21:03, Ondrej Pokorny wrote:
> You cannot assign an array property to a variable. It does not exist
> without the index parameter.
OK, there is a bug in ppc that allows to use an array property with *any
paramete**r(s)* (also no parameter). Delphi does not allow it.
Actually ppc doesn't check if *MyProp[Index]* matches the property
declaration but if there is an (overloaded) function that matches the
Index parameter. Therefore you can declare a parameterless function with
property getter's name that returns the enumerator and it will be used
in the for-in loop!
I still think that it is a ppc bug and it would be better to have a
clean way to do that. But if you don't like to extend the compiler,
please don't fix this bug either.
It was still a good practice for me to play with the compiler. I
wouldn't have found the bug without studying the compiler code. You can
find demo code that shows how to create an array property enumerator in
the issue report: http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=28820#c87065
Sven Barth & Michael Van Canneyt: you also showed an interest. What is
your opinion about it?
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