[fpc-pascal] FPC : MacMode more info

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at mbox.vol.cz
Fri Apr 10 18:59:24 CEST 2009

On Fri, April 10, 2009 15:01, Joost van der Sluis wrote:
> Op donderdag 09-04-2009 om 20:33 uur [tijdzone -0400], schreef Pierre
> Paré:
>> I know Pascal well enough but have no prior knowledge on the "Mac
>> Dialect"
> Then don't use it. The compiler-modes are there to make it easier for
> people to switch from the dialect they are used to. So only when you are
> used to use 'mac-pascal' you could decide to use the macpas-mode.
> If you don't care, use objfpc. (When you want to use classes)

Author of the question is apparently not subscribed to the list, I've
added him to Cc: now to forward your answer.

Another part of the answer from Joost would be: our documentation provides
some information on differences among the different modes. As mentioned by
Joost, there is no need to choose some special mode unless you try to
solve a particular problem (like need for compatibility with certain
behaviour or functionality supported in other compilers). If you have such
a problem, you can search the documentation and try to find the answer
there. Otherwise go for objfpc mode for object pascal or the default fpc
mode for procedural programming.


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