[fpc-pascal] Writeable typed constants - what's the point?

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg at opensoft.homeip.net
Thu Jun 18 11:06:20 CEST 2009

Vincent Snijders wrote:
> I disagree. It would be backwards incompatible with existing objfpc
> programs. That decision should have been made 10 (?) years ago, when
> mode objfpc was introduced.

Not everything was done correctly 10 years ago (or first time round).
There are many bug reports still being submitted to fix delphi
compatibility issues in FPC. They are still being fixed today, so why
must writeable typed constants be any different to those bug reports?

FPC often implements something that breaks existing code. If the code is
being maintained, the developers can simply fix there code. I had to do
that for fpGUI Toolkit, so why can't others. Lazarus code also has to be
fixed constantly due to FPC changes in behaviour.

  - Graeme -

fpGUI - a cross-platform GUI toolkit using Free Pascal

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