[fpc-pascal] Blockread and buffers

Micha Nelissen micha at neli.hopto.org
Fri Mar 25 22:36:10 CET 2005

On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 21:35:10 +0100
"Peter J. Haas" <fpc.ml at pjh2.de> wrote:

> > Most ppl want compatibility with Delphi. When we add a warning for
> > uninitialized var parameters then there will be a lot of bug reports
> > that Delphi doesn't warn in those cases and we will have to reject
> > the bug report and explain it everytime.
> Why do you annoy me?

This is very rude, you know.
> In the last weeks we have had four discussions about hints.

You only mention 3 here ?
> The first problem was a bug and is solved.

So .... ?
> Second: 'Type size mismatch, possible loss of data / range check error'
> if I assign a double value to a single variable (resp. extended to
> single or double). Your answer:
> : Hints should not be enabled by default. They are only provided to
> : help finding errors.
> and later
> : You are welcome to provide a clean solution (and patch) to hide
> : hints. For us it has low priority.

Isn't that both consistent and reasonable?

> But why anybody should have any interest to develop a
> solution, if he read statements like: "Sending a patch to implement
> the missing feature that you want will increase the chance that it'll
> be added to FPC."

If you want the solution, implement it and donate back to the community. That's what open source is about.


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