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

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Jan 27 13:17:02 CET 2016

On Wed, 27 Jan 2016, Maciej Izak wrote:

> 2016-01-27 12:07 GMT+01:00 Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org>:
>> On Wed, 27 Jan 2016, Juha Manninen wrote:
>>> Yes, that is about your Generics.Collections compatibility.
>>> I was more interested why fcl-stl is not Delphi compatible while many
>>> other libraries provided by FPC project are.
>> It was donated by someone early on during the implementation of generics.
>> I don't think the comparable Delphi units existed at the time. I think the
>> implementation was more based on C++ templates/generics than on comparable
>> C# or Delphi functionality (hence the name stl: Standard Template Library).
> Delphi Generics.Collections exist since Delphi 2009. fpc-stl was introduced
> around 2012

It appeared in FPC svn only in 2011. But fcl-stl was around earlier than that.

The idea was not Delphi compatibility. We want delphi compatibility, but
at the same time don't want to discourage "competing" or "complimentary" 


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