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

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Thu Jun 18 11:12:39 CEST 2009

Graeme Geldenhuys schrieb:
> 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).

Nevertheless, writable typed constants are simply an important part of
Borland style Object Pascal.

> 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. 

Examples :)? Then I'll tell you what's the difference to writable typed

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