[fpc-pascal] When are used units recompiled? (wiki page added)

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Apr 10 14:56:31 CEST 2006

On Mon, 10 Apr 2006, Marco van de Voort wrote:

>> On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 10:58:09PM +0200, Giovanni Premuda wrote:
>>> Btw. no sane commercial Delphi developer has ever considered using a
>>> component without source code at least since Delphi 2.0. Look at the
>>> offering of component vendors and you will see that they invariably
>>> offer source code licenses.
>> Most likely because the 'compatibility mechanism' is not very effective.
> No, also to be able to maintain the component (fix bugs and look at the
> implementation). Both the companies I did Delphi work for professionaly,
> mandated full source for the components.

I would never buy or use components without sources. All components I
ever bought/downloaded contained bugs, without exception, and we can't
wait for the company to fix them.


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