[fpc-devel] Language semantic suggesion regarding static methods

Marco van de Voort fpc at pascalprogramming.org
Tue Oct 22 10:58:31 CEST 2019

Op 2019-10-22 om 01:19 schreef J. Gareth Moreton:
> For backward compatibility, I would suggest keeping the 'static' 
> directive for class methods so existing code doesn't break, but maybe 
> mark it as deprecated.
We need less dialectal variety, not more. The ambiguity of having two 
forms in code bases is worse then any benefit the change could every have.

People with established code habits and/or Delphi usage will stick with 
old, and new users might adopt the new if promoted enough. Result: chaos.

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