anton.tichawa at chello.at
Fri Apr 4 17:38:04 CEST 2003
On Friday 04 April 2003 07:48, you wrote:
> > Hello!
> >> Can any tell me if there's "Class Variable" in free pascal like in
> >> java?
> >> I mean, in java, you can declare a class memeber to be "static", all
> >> instance of this class share the same variable memory. Such a member can
> >> be
> >> accessed through class name without any instantiation.
> >> Does free pascal will add such a feature in the future?
> > AFAIK, class variables are not supported yet, nor are class properties.
> > But
> > it's possible to use class methods, which in turn access a global
> > variable.
> Sorry that is wrong, static class members are supported, you need to
> enable the static keyword using -St
> I don't know what you mean with class properties.
Sorry for my misinfo, but I didn't find anything about class variables in the
docs (1.06), and I tried, in vain, to compile programs with class variables.
I'm happy to learn that -St allows using class variables. It's a pity,
though, that different keywords have to be used for class variables and class
By class properties, I mean properties that only access class members (class
variables and class methods), and are accessible with the syntax:
When trying class methods, I found that the executable behaves strange:
Invoking a class method with
works fine. But, invoking the class method with
is accepted by the compiler, but results in an exception when <classvar> is
nil. Is that OK?
"Adas Methode war, wie sich zeigen wird, Tagträume in offenbar korrekte
Doris Langley Moore: Ada, Countess of Lovelace (London 1977).
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