[fpc-pascal]Classes/Objects/Pointers / Pointer Help

Anton Tichawa anton.tichawa at chello.at
Wed Feb 12 05:18:01 CET 2003

Hello, John!

> can also contribute eg a (non OO) FP test unit? if you like. Any ideas
> about how to define the 'features' to be tested? Regards John

procedure define;
  lock;  // (?)

well, my first contribution to a brainstorming of features to be tested is -

* DETERMINE SYSTEM STATUS ..: the test program should determine and evaluate 
the status of installed compilers / ides on the given system, without write 
operations e. g. to the mass storage media. things such as missing, 
misplaced, misspelled, .., or ambiguos configuration, e. g. in the file 
fpc.cfg, should be mentioned on the screen. upon user intervention - and also 
timeout is a user intervention - the status should be first saved and then be 
overloaded with a new one that seems appropriate to both user and tester. but 
that's not really important at the moment. the important thing is that the 
saved stati - those that didn't seem appropriate at the moment - are the most 
valuable thing of free pascal from a certain point of view. this is the 
output of the tester program, the bug list, and will help answer any question 
that may come in the future. i'm talking about, well, excuse my poor english 
here, fehler (d) = errrors (e) (?), because in every such "thing" is one bit 
of truth that will surely be reconsidered as free pascal development 
continues. no bug must be lost, or so .. uh.

anton tichawa.


"Adas Methode war, wie sich zeigen wird, Tagträume in offenbar korrekte 
Berechnungen einzuweben."

Doris Langley Moore: Ada, Countess of Lovelace (London 1977).


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