[fpc-pascal] "is"

ml at brainwashers.org ml at brainwashers.org
Tue Apr 5 21:09:22 CEST 2005

Quoting Florian Klaempfl <florian at freepascal.org>:

> ml at brainwashers.org wrote:
> >>Interfaces are part of 2.0 but mainly to be dephi compatible.
> >>
> > 
> > 
> > You mean that 20% of functionality of delphi interfaces that you currently
> support?
> Well, those 20% cover 80% of interface usage. The most important where
> interfaces are used is COM importing and that works usually ;)

And you do that on linux, how???? Being cross portable and all. Interfaces are
usable for many other things and COM being not cross portable solution is not
one of them. 

If I remember you denied quite a few times interfaces that are not equal on all
platforms. Where is COM different here?

Meaning 80% usage on Windows and 20% on any other system. Sorry if I don't use
or code for or maintain windows machines.

> > 
> > So delphi supports operators? and few other objfpc things? 
> No, but those are ancient. The problem is with extensions that they must be
> maintained as every feature because they get broken from time to time. This
> is

Ancient, ahhh I see, D9 implemented foreach in classic mode, but you're against
that too? 

> simply experience or just follow up the online testsuite results. Though
> everybody is careful with its patches, test results get worse if nothing is
> done. So we're careful with adding new features.

Feature, bugs are now features???? As I recall I reported at least 3 bugs.

As you probably forget. The first time it was mentioned that you're busy
preparing for 2.0 (bugs only, but still I wonder why my reports of wrong
happening with refcount were not treated so) and not introducing new features I
agreed and even suggest that I move off (I didn't wanted to bother you) and
contribute just 100% done things that you can test (for next version, and wheter
is to your likes) if they suit you.

Up 'till now my only intention was to develop few features, try not to break
anything and possibly do it in a way that you could integrate it as easy as
possible if you'd like it. 

The answer from Michael Van Canneyt changed my intention, I just want to develop it


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