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

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 29 14:28:38 CET 2016

Am 29.01.2016 12:26 schrieb "Marco van de Voort" <marcov at stack.nl>:
> In our previous episode, Sven Barth said:
> > The fp prefixes for the Posix functions are there to avoid confusion
> > the native Pascal functionality (e.g. mkdir) and for consistency all
> > functions have the prefix.
> (And most importantly "read", "write" and "close". Worse, read and write
> are not even functions but intrinsics, so they are available everywhere.
> they are not defined as POSIX functions, but "loosely modelled after
> :-))

Intrinsics are handled as belonging to the System unit. You can write
System.Writeln for example and it will work
(which is why the IfThen() intrinsic wouldn't be a problem in that regard)

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