[fpc-pascal] Windows unit and SyncObjs unit clash
Marco van de Voort
marcov at stack.nl
Wed Mar 26 14:43:20 CET 2008
> On Wed, 26 Mar 2008, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> > On 26/03/2008, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > Yes, use fully qualified names.
> > >
> > > windows.tcriticalsection.
> > > syncobjs.tcriticalsection.
> > Why doesn't Delphi compiler complain about it? A quick search
> > revealed that Delphi's Windows.pas unit doesn't contain a
> > TCriticalSection type definition, so why does FPC's Windows.pas unit?
> > Why must FPC have two TCriticalSection type definitions?
> It was translated automatically with the h2pas tool, probably with the -t
> option, which prepends a T to all types. For backwards compatibility we
> cannot revert this.
Hmm, didn't older (<6) versions simply have this, and did synobjs get
introduced later? In that case, if Delphi can break compat, so can we.
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