[fpc-pascal] some new features to delphi prisem

Matt Emson memson.lists at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 24 08:48:43 CET 2010

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On 24 Feb 2010, at 06:10, J├╝rgen Hestermann  
<juergen.hestermann at gmx.de> wrote:

> Well, *this* can be done much easier ;-): <snip>

I think an interjection at this point is required - all of this is  
down to personal experience, preference and style. It is what you are  
used to. Having done 10+ years of Pascal, yes this is very alien.  
Having done 5+ years of C# and C based languages, no this is useful.  
Should it be part of Free Pascal? That is for the compiler maintainers  
to decide. However, don't write it off because you find it  
undesirable.  One languages feature is another's bad syntax decision.  
I can't count the number of times I've tried to explain the point of  
Sets to non Pascal programmers (read: C based language users.) I also  
don't want to remember the countless bad implementations of Sets I saw  
whilst trying not to have to reinvent the wheel.


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