[fpc-pascal] const records passed incorrectly

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Mon Nov 16 19:39:34 CET 2009

On 16 Nov 2009, at 18:55, Anthony Walter <sysrpl at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think Delphi should be using actual operators like + * and / instead
> of Add, Multiply, Divide, but then again I think the named results of
> FPC are stranger. What's wrong with using the type in the declaration
> and Result in the implementation?

1) this feature was probably implemented before FPC had a Delphi/ 
ObjFpc mode and the associated result alias for the function result
2) even then, we'd still want to support this functionality in  
standard FPC mode anyway (which does not have this result alias)

For this reason, I think the Delphi operator naming decision is  
actually better than FPC's. Limiting them to classes is another matter.


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