[fpc-pascal][OT] rant on patent issues
jonas at zeus.rug.ac.be
Thu Jan 9 17:02:30 CET 2003
On donderdag, jan 9, 2003, at 16:02 Europe/Brussels,
vkrish at vkrish.cjb.net wrote:
> I came across this (it's a s/w patent on method pointer).
> I was wondering if FPC implements method pointers the same way as is
> in the above patent.
> I presume LCL, FPGUI all use method pointers (its the single most
> beautiful feature of the language). So will there be any issues to
> contend with in regard to the above mentioned patent ?
As Florian said already, software patents don't exist in Europe. I do
wonder whether there isn't any prior art for it though, since this
patent was filed in 1996 and there were already a lot of object
oriented languages out there at the time.
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