[fpc-pascal] State of FPC docs.rant

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Apr 27 17:25:02 CEST 2010

On Sun, 25 Apr 2010, Joseph Montanez wrote:

> Okay,
> Since there hasn't been a clear response on this I've started my own
> website, to start documenting more of the use of each library. However
> doing so I am finding some clear issues, and that is some of these
> units are not finished all the way. Is there some list of missing
> functionality somewhere for these units? Knowing this would help
> contributers figure out what units need help.
> http://fpc-docs.gorilla3d.com/built-in-units
> fcl-image - Ability to write text on canvas has 'NotImplemented" So
> trying to use any text operations will fail, but there is place
> holders on type type fonts.

You must include the freetype engine for this to work; that is why
the base classes don't support it, because we want them to be independent
of external libraries. Therefor it works using a plugin system.

so a simple 'uses ftfont' will add font support.

> sqlite - Every single query has "Testing: (Query)" outputted in the
> console. I looked in the unit and found its clearly there with
> WriteLn(). I also trying to figure out what the second parameter of
> Query does, Its a TStrings... maybe a prepared statement. I have to
> read the source code a bit more to find out. I find it weird that both
> 2.2 and 2.4 have this test print. Does anyone use the unit sqlite
> included with FPC?

No, because: You should probably use the sqlite3 units instead. 
sqlite is for sqlite2, and that is WAY too old :-)

But I have removed the debug statements. Thanks for reporting it.


> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 11:12 PM, Thierry Coq <tcoq at free.fr> wrote:
>> Joseph, Vincent,
>> <+1>
>> Add me to the list here.
>> I also offer to help, especially for writing UML diagrams to help people
>> visualize, including use cases, class diagrams and scenarios. Every
>> component I publish has unit testing and UML diagrams, if only a few.
>> Thierry
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