[fpc-devel] Allow record helper inheritance in Delphi mode

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Aug 29 22:06:55 CEST 2017

On Tue, 29 Aug 2017, Maciej Izak wrote:

> 2017-08-29 17:51 GMT+02:00 Ondrej Pokorny <lazarus at kluug.net>:
>> On 29.08.2017 17:47, Anthony Walter wrote:
>> Out of curiosity, is there any strategy that is or can be employed to
>> ensure new language features and mode switches automatically work with
>> codetools and by extension the Lazarus IDE?
>> Or is duplication of effort the only way to get codetools properly parsing
>> new language features?
>> "duplication of effort" is the correct answer :)
> for codetools synchronized with compiler we should have:
> * new frontend for compiler (dual licensing GPL/LGPL with static linking
> exception would be cool for 3rd tools)
> * or smart plugins system for compiler
> * or some other hardcore solution :)

I advise against it.

The codetools need a lot more than just a working compiler.
The compiler was never designed to be used in an IDE.

And actually, duplication of effort has a good side: 
in a way, the IDE independently 'checks' the working of the compiler.


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