[fpc-devel] Generic class comparison operators

Ryan Joseph genericptr at gmail.com
Sat Apr 17 22:02:26 CEST 2021

Since I'm working on generics right now can we finally, at the very least, allow class operators for comparison operators? This is literally the only way for a generic class to override the = operator (along with some others) so there's no reason not to allow this. I understand the objection to :=, + etc.. where it returns a copy of a class instance and people could in theory do memory unsafe things, with comparison operators there is no possibility for this. I already made a patch for "advanced records" which is in limbo but It's trivial to adapt this for classes and put restrictions on the type of operator.

	Ryan Joseph

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