[fpc-devel] Improved RTTI compromise

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Dec 7 14:01:46 CET 2016

On Wed, 7 Dec 2016, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Dec 2016, Sven Barth wrote:
>>> Trying to generate the exact same information as Delphi is IMHO not the
>> right path.
>>> What is needed is an API that gives you the info contained in the
>> internal structures.
>> That's what the RTTI unit is there for. It provides a higher level API to
>> the type information than typinfo does.
> I was hoping to avoid the RTTI unit, it has a horrible, Horrible, HORRIBLE
> interface in my opinion. (probably again some misguided .NET clone attempt)
> But no matter:
> If the info is there, I can write my own interface which is more to my 
> liking.
> I don't care about Delphi compatibility in these matters. What matters is
> that the concept is there, the exact API I will creatre form myself.

Hmh. That should read 'create for myself', obviously.


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