memsom at post.interalpha.co.uk
Mon Aug 20 18:49:09 CEST 2001
Quoting Peter Vreman <peter at freepascal.org>:
> We support already a lot of delphi specific things in the 1.1 branch,
> default parameters,
> interfaces, widestrings (compiles but no codepage conversion yet), hint
> varargs directive.
I already said that I haven't looked at any non official/development releases.
After all, they aren't meant to be used for anything purpousful, with words
such as 'compiles, but doesn't do X, Y or Z'.
> Even some of the more ugly hacks borland added in
> Kylix that FPC already had for a long time like assigning values to
> enumerated values. They use the '='
> to assign the value instead of the pascal style ':='.
Actually, the assignment operator ':=' makes little sense, the '=' is the
correct operator. You cannot *change* the value of an enum type at runtime, and
therefore it's a constant; we use '=' to assign values to constants, even
assignable typed const's.
The way FPC overloads is ugly.
> So i don't see what you mean with not trying to follow delphi standards,
> we've the delphi mode for compiling delphi programs.
You have too many modes. A TP/BP, a Delphi is all you really need.
> And if you didn't read it yet, the 1.1 compiler is able to compile
> Libc.pas and Qt.pas of FreeClx with only a very small patch of adding two
> type definitions to Libc.pas instead of System.pas.
Kool.. this is no use on a windows system though is it?
> What is wrong with it? Free calls the destructor Destroy. In delphi the
> same is true.
He called the destructor 'A2'.. it never gets called.. not even if you call
the 'Free' method. *THAT* is the problem. Not in Delphi5 *or* in FPC1.0.2.
There is going to be a memory leak in every app he ever writes if he doesn't
start using the correct conventions. That is what I was telling him.
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