[fpc-devel] Closures / anonymous methods

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Oct 26 12:48:18 CEST 2016

On Wed, 26 Oct 2016, Maciej Izak wrote:

> 2016-10-26 11:56 GMT+02:00 Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org>:
>> As long as it's really a separate mode (plus maybe modeswitches for
>>> selected features, that other modes might profit from) I don't see a
>>> problem with adding an Oxygene mode.
>> Indeed. This is the reason modes were invented.
> This is obvious. I won't touch the holy OBJFPC mode ;). Ever. 
> I am worried about the speed of reviewing patches and integrations. For example:
> Management operators are key feature for many elements in Oxygene mode.
> Today I am 28 years old. I think that maybe before my 40th birthday FPC
> team decide to merging Management Operatos into trunk -,- . If Oxygene
> patch is next, which relay on MO... 80th birthday?

I am happy to report that you are wrong. They are currently under discussion.
Some valid concerns were raised.

By the looks of it, they may be integrated before long.

Please understand:

Free Pascal is a team project. 
This means you cannot expect to have all patches integrated here-and-now.

Specially when they are as invasive as yours. 
You are in essence converting pascal to a C++ clone with this MO patch. 
Is it so bad that this is discussed thoroughly first ?

I understand your youthful impatience, just have a little more patience :-)


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