[fpc-devel] Generics.Collections as package for Lazarus or package for FPC RTL

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Jan 27 08:55:31 CET 2016

On Wed, 27 Jan 2016, Sven Barth wrote:

> Am 27.01.2016 07:38 schrieb "Michael Van Canneyt" <michael at freepascal.org>:
>> On Tue, 26 Jan 2016, Maciej Izak wrote:
>>> 2016-01-26 22:43 GMT+01:00 silvioprog <silvioprog at gmail.com>:
>>>> The Generics.Collections should be added to RTL or as a FPC package.
>>>> Is there some problem in your implementation that Laz team decided to
> add
>>>> it as Lazarus package? If so, is it fixable? :-/
>>>>> current version: https://github.com/dathox/generics.collections
>>> Yes. The biggest problem is that the Generics.Collections is not already
> in
>>> RTL. ;) I need this for all my "Sparta packages".
>> The reason your collection was not added as a package to FPC was that
> there
>> were some compiler bugs at the time. If these bugs are fixed, I see no
>> reason why the package should not be added to FPC.
>> Can you remind me the bug ID ? then I will look at it.
> The main reason is Collections.Defaults. I'm definitely not a fan of the
> manual interface building it does, because I don't want to have to maintain
> that, just in case we change some implementation detail in FPC that this
> unit happens to rely on, maybe even only in a subtle way. No performance
> gain is worth this potential maintenance nightmare. And until I had the
> time to thoroughly check the implications that this unit has I won't add
> the code to the RTL (just in case: rtl-objpas or rtl-extra, not the
> bootstrapping RTL).

Yes, I had a nagging feeling there was something else still...

And please, not in rtl-objpas. New package rtl-generics or fcl-generics.


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