[fpc-pascal]Calling intr from Windows

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sat Mar 16 11:04:35 CET 2002

> On Fri, 15 Mar 2002 xhajt03 at vol.cz wrote:
> > can anybody talk about an API here?  Anyway, I don't think we should
> > use any "Win32 API" function, that isn't available on some of current
> > target platforms and won't be supported on future ones either, in our
> > RTL.
> I agree, but I also think we shouldn't have any function in the RTL that
> can silently fail. Either we remove the intr and msdos procedures from the
> interface of all Dos.pp units (except of that for the go32v2 target), or
> we put a call to runerror in them (with a unique value that gets added to
> the docs with the description "unsupported function on the current
> platform").
> Striving to a common interface for all platforms is a nice goal, but if it
> can't be done, you should not silently fail imho, since that kind of bugs
> are the hardest to track. The same can be said for mark/release, which
> also do nothing currently.


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