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

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Jan 27 14:38:52 CET 2016

On Wed, 27 Jan 2016, Marco van de Voort wrote:

> In our previous episode, Marcos Douglas said:
>> On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 7:22 AM, Michael Van Canneyt
>> <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
>>> I don't think namespaces are the holy grail.
>>> Assume we introduce namespaces, do things 'Properly' and introduce
>>> Core.FileUtils
>>> Core.StringUtils
>>> (the names are just examples, to make a point)
>>> Now let's take example existing routines such as
>>> ExtractFilePath
>>> ExtractFileName
>>> Where do we put them ?
>> Using your examples names -- I say that because I disagree they are good names:
>> Core.File.Utils
>>   - ExtractFilePath
>>   - ExtractFileName
>> These functions 'belong' to the file context, not strings.
> Well, they are FPC only, and only work for OSes with a filesystems, so
> fpc.core.filesystem.file.utils is better I think.
> At the very least FPC specific functionality should not rest in a very
> common worth as "core" as root prefix. That defeats the prime reason for
> namespace, avoiding clashes.

Exactly what I said in my first reply: 'core' is a poor choice for a first


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